Psalm 55:12-14 - If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were raising himself against me, I could hide from him. But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend, with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship as we walked with the throng at the house of God.
Here’s another side of painful relationships: Why are there people who are friendly and upbeat towards you but are really only putting on an act, which by the way, ends up hurting us in the process? There are some choices you can make -– you can keep the “friend” and live with them hurting you again because you don’t have many people in your life. Or, you can cut the rope to the anchor and let it drop to the bottom of the lake and find another boat to get into. It won’t be easy, but try to remember there are a lot of hurting people out there who need a real friend like you. So take God’s hand and he will open your eyes to see that one person who also is looking for people who truly care.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.