As friends gathered in our house this week, we silently offered a prayer of thanks for each of them. We both realize how blessed we are to have so many awesome friends. There is such a wonderful array of gifts and talents among them. We are truly honored to have them in our lives.
Their situations in life are just as diverse as their gifts. Some are happily celebrating new beginnings, others struggling with pain and trials in their life. As much as we rejoice in the good times in the lives of our friends, we grieve with them in the difficult times. They too are a comfort and challenge to us.
If we had the power to bring peace into their lives we would happily oblige. We obviously cannot but we do have a Savior that can. Our Heavenly Father longs to hold us. He is always a safe tower. Even when we only see pain and disappointment in our lives, He knows what great plans He has in store for us. As much as we love having friends in our house, He invites us to His home.
My prayer for all of us today is to run into the strong shelter of His arms; trust Him that He will never leave or forsake us.
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10