Philippians 1: 4-5
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now…
Don’t ever underestimate the importance of friendship. Friendship is needed in a mom’s world. The life of a mom can be an isolating place and sometimes you can feel that you are alone in the journey. But, take heart, you are not alone! First and foremost, God is with you and He will provide all of your needs. Sometimes He provides your needs in real tangible ways—one of those ways is through friends. In a mom’s world, friends can encourage you, laugh with you, cry with you and pray for you.
A mom’s world can be lonely, but if you push past the fear of being rejected and put yourself out there to be someone’s friend, you might be surprised at how wonderful friendship really is. When you are picking your friends, find someone who is “like-minded” and who is walking with the Lord. The Bible says, “Iron sharpens iron” (Proverbs 27:17). If you are having trouble finding the right friend, then ask God to send a friend your way. God is all about relationships and He doesn't want you to walk this journey alone.
Father, I do want and need a friend. A friend to walk life with, through all the good and bad that life brings. Lord, will you find such a friend for me and send them my way? I ask that You would send me a friend who will always point me towards You, who will not judge me, but encourage me. God, teach me how to be a good friend to everyone. I realize that in order to have a good friendship, I must be a good friend—teach me how to be a good friend. Thank You that You are a relational God.