“There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 NIV
For the last few weeks I have been part of an inspiring “Poetry as Therapy Online Retreat” sent out by Jenneth Graser of The Secret Place. If you would like to check it out, there’s still time to subscribe and catch up on all of the previous posts, by clicking here. As my heart has been stirred, and as the Lord has been bringing thoughts and convictions to me about friendship, these are the words that He brought up from the deep places of my soul.
An Offering of Friendship
I’ve had my share of broken friendships,
I’ve made more than my share of hurts
I’ve been wounded enough times that counting
And I’ve intervened to FIX where I had no place
How do You restore my soul Lord?
After all the world’s wear-and-tear
How do You renew my mind Lord?
I’ve worked so hard trying to mend what’s
When all the while You are making all
Have Your way in me.
Because YOU are the friend who sticks closer
Yours is the love that can never
I bathe in YOUR Love and I lift it
All of my friends given and safely held
Have Your way in us.
When I came across this older song from the 90’s, I found His heart of love trickling over all the boundaries I might try to make for myself. He sets His love like a shield over all of our hearts:
My heart overflows with thankfulness for EVERY friendship given. The love of Jesus has been displayed in ways too numerous to count. I take Joy in His gift of loving.
I pray you will find His joyful loving too.
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