Often there are times that we don’t want to share what’s going on in our lives. We’d rather bottle up those feelings and thoughts then share them with anyone. Maybe shame holds us back or we think that no one will understand what you are going through.


One of the key things in getting through our struggles is to surround ourselves with friends. Not just any friends, but friends who will lift you up in prayer and encourage you. The positives one who will stand by your side and fight the battle in the trenches with you.

Proverbs 27:9 says, “Sweet friendships refresh the soul and awaken our hearts with joy, for good friends are like anointing oil that yields the fragrant incense of God’s presence.”

It’s so true! Good friends are just soothing to the soul. They are a true reflection of how your relationship with Jesus is. If you find yourself amongst people who tear you down and are toxic, it’s time to surround yourself with a different crowd.

God, today I want to make the choice to let people in my life who truly reflect the love of God. Friends who will be by my side and lift me up on each side when I am weak. I want people who will speak life into me. Jesus if there’s something in my life that holds me back from having a
true friendship to you, reveal that to me. I offer my repentance to you.

In your name,