Through a Friend

Where I See God
Journal Entry #2:  Through a Friend

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NIV)

I sat on the sofa, eyes puffy, with several used tissues wadded up on the coffee table in front of me.  I had worked myself into a mess playing the “what if” game.  It’s not a fun game, I wouldn’t recommend it.  In my moment of insecurity I created in my mind several worst case scenarios. What if this happened? What if that happened?

Moments of wasted emotion and energy. I tried and tried, but I couldn’t snap out of it.

I repeat. “I” couldn’t snap out of it.

I needed help. First, I prayed asking God to send someone. He placed someone in my mind.

Yes, I sat there expecting them to call at any time. Kind of pathetic.

More tears fell. More tissues filled.

Then…I picked up my phone and called the person God had placed on my heart. She texted back letting me know she’d call in a bit.

The phone rang. The voice of reason came with a friendly, “Kysia, I’m so glad you called. I’ve been thinking about you. I have some things I wanted to share with you about that prayer request you had last week.”

Hanging up an hour later my sadness had turned into joy, the “what ifs” had transformed into confident plans and my battle with my momentary insecurities had been conquered with the helping hand of a friend. Conversations of encouragement and wisdom with listening ears had won the battle.

I saw God this week in a friend who lavishly shared God’s grace and love with me.


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