Proverbs 17:17 - A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
All things are quiet now. You had a visit from a friend you hadn’t seen in a long time. It was good to see them. You laughed. You cried a little. You reminisced. You talked about the future. Then, she left. Why is it that you can feel lonelier after visiting with a friend than before the visit? I’m not quite sure, but I do know that you can be left with feeling empty inside. If you let it, the visit can become a big letdown. So what are your choices after this? Do you feel sorry for yourself? Do you regret that you don’t reach out more? But who’d really want to make multiple visits to your place when most of the time you hardly have the energy to even answer the door? A true friend. That’s right. A true friend would make the effort. But you have to grab a hold of God’s hand, and open the door to your friend. Your friends do want to see you. Why don’t you open that door?
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.