Does anybody have those people that you love being around or talking with? I assume that if you do, then those people are ones who will cheer you on, motivate you, and encourage you. You may not even live in the same state but when you get the chance to call or text, they are able to lift you out of a rut? But you have to remember, God placed them in your life for a reason.
Do you have a friend you can confide in? Read more for why it’s important to have a confidant. ~ Bryce Bengtson #HopeForTheNextGeneration
When someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s natural to want to jump in and help. When my husband was diagnosed with cancer multiple times, and most recently, when I received a diagnosis, people wanted to know what they could do to help. Even as I walked through it, I had other friends who were also walking a similar road and my husband and I desired to help.
Jesus gave us the commandment, “…Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples” (John 13:34-35). You may be wondering how to support someone with cancer or how to show love to a friend who is going through a difficult trial, like treatment for cancer?
God created us for fellowship, first with Him and then with others. Friendship is a gift from God, and toward the end of His ministry, Jesus even referred to His disciples as His friends. I’ve been blessed by several dear friendships over my life, but I’ve also experienced the dismay from toxic relationships. What a difference a grace-filled friend can make in our life. This week I have the pleasure of introducing my friend, Mary DeMuth to you. Mary has written a book about Seven Deadly Friendships, which I have had the privilege of reading and endorsing prior to its release. Not only do I believe her book will bless you, but I believe this post will as well, as Mary shares 10 Traits of Grace-Based Friends. I’d love to hear about some of your experiences in the comments below. There’s a Book Giveaway so be sure to read to the end!
Do you have the qualities it takes to be a best friend? Today’s post by Dr. Bengtson will have you think about what makes a treasured friend.