Friendships are Hard: Day Seventeen
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer."
Friendships are hard.
Learning to be a good friend can take years. That's why you get so frustrated with your friends sometimes, because you're all stumbling around trying to figure things out. Most of the issues you have will disappear with maturity so try and hang in there. Don't let every word that others say, positive or negative, affect your mood. And remember, the only person you can control is yourself. That's important. You say the right words, you be the encourager, you be the friend you want others to be to you.
Dear Lord, thank you that we grow and mature. Thank you that we can learn from our own mistakes and the mistakes of others. Even when Maddy is hurting, remind her to do the right thing. Instead of lashing out to hurt someone back, give her the grace she needs to be like You. Show her how to react and protect her from the pain other's inflict by wrapping her under the shadow of Your wing. Amen.
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