It’s often said that God won’t give us too much to handle. But you and I both know sometimes it sure doesn’t feel true.
It might be a diagnosis that stuns with how fragile life is and how murky the future suddenly looks. Maybe it’s a financial collapse that’s left you clinging to the wreckage of life as you knew it. It might be the sudden death of someone you never expected to lose so early and you find yourself wondering whether you’ll ever smile again.
That’s where I found myself seven years ago.
One day, I was happily married to my high school sweetheart and the next, I was a sudden widow and single mom to seven. In that unwanted and unexpected difficulty, friends were one of the lifelines that helped me get through. I can honestly say I would not have navigated this hard season like I have without my friends.
Let’s look at 5 reasons we need friends through hardship and how we can reach out to our friends when the hard hits.