“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
I believe that true friendship has an incredible value. Throughout the Bible we read of friends for good. I’m personally grateful for good friends, and I need to cherish and esteem them more than I do. A true friend is one who sticks with you no matter what the circumstances–his or her love is not dependent on things going well. (Which I suppose is the point, for they rarely go well.)
Many of us are profoundly handicapped– mentally ill or impaired physically. And quite often we are hungry for help. Case in point– the page that gets the most views on this site is “24/7 Crisis Lines.” We get 90-100 views every single day. This tells me that there is great need.Could it be, that maybe the Holy Spirit provides for us in this way?
“As iron sharpens iron, so people can improve each other.”
Proverbs 27:17, NCV
“A friend loves you all the time, and a brother helps in time of trouble.”
“It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, can never know what true friendship means.”
These are pictures of an actual polar bear attack in Canada. These pictures were taken while people watched and did nothing to stop the attack! Local newspapers say that the victim has made full recovery.
Warning: Not for the faint of heart. Proceed with caution.
Your friends “fingers” might be appreciated, but they can’t lift the darkness. They may want to help you, but they are limited in what they can do. Overcoming depression has to start from the inside, and the Holy Spirit will lead you through this. The darkness doesn’t always lift, but the Lord’s presence soothes and comforts.
“For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.”
Psalm 143:3, ESV
“Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.”