Do you have this love/hate relationship with friendships?
I’ve been there. I Know what it’s like. Friends can be mean and nasty and dramatic and fake.
The other week one of my friends shared something that I had said in confidence. Not only did they share it, but they shared it completely out of context.
The point is, I get it. Relationships are hard.
Maybe you’re hurt by are friend. If you are, I am so so sorry. It sucks.
Or maybe you’ve caused that hurt or spread the lies (or the truth that you were told in confidence). Maybe you are hurt. Angry. Frustrated. Sad.
But you know what? here is the good news: that isn’t the end of the story and it isn’t the end of your story. You won’t forever be stuck in this friendship rut. You won’t always have to deal with crappy, broken friendships.
Jesus is coming back to heal a broken world, a broken people, and broken relationships.
Praise the Lord for that!! And in the meantime, we have the opportunity to extend the grace we have so freely been given on the cross.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindest, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgive you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:12-17
Caroline (@caromedlin) is the founder of The Grace Scripts. She is passionate about sharing raw stories of brokenness and hope and building community among women. She currently calls Nashville home and is studying Public Relations at Middle Tennessee State University.