Psalm 55:12-14 - If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were rising against me, I could hide. But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend, with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship at the house of God, as we walked about among the worshipers.
You’ve been best friends with someone for some time now. You value that person and they value you.
But what happens when another friend does something that your best friend doesn’t agree with. Agree is a rather mild description of what they think.
So here you are caught in the middle between two of your friends. You respect what both friends believe. Maybe you even agree with your best friend, but you’re willing to take a look at both sides of the story.
Your best friend is unwilling to do the same. So they approach you and inform you that they no longer feel that they can be your best friend because you’re still hanging out with the other friend.
Wait a minute. You’re not the one who did something wrong. You’ve never done something that would offend either one.
But your best friend gives you an ultimatum – either you stop associating with the other friend or they will end your friendship. This isn’t fair. Your heart feels like it has been dragged over hot coals.
What’s a friend to do? Read the article, “How to get Over Losing a Best Friend,” on wikihow.com to find some suggestions such as consider getting to know some of your current friends better.
You aren’t the only person who’s been hurt by a friend not wanting anything to do with them anymore. Be a friend and help another person move on like you did.
We can also find the strength to move forward with our lives by looking at the Bible verses above. King David had a close friend who turned on him when things were tough. You can read his pain in each word. It is our closest friends who can hurt us the most. Remember though that you have a friend who will never insult you or leave you – Jesus. He knows what it’s like for everyone to leave him as his disciples did on the night Jesus was arrested and then crucified. Let what Jesus went through bring you comfort because he knows what we’re going through.
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.