I’m not sure whether the gal sitting across from me intended to reveal the situation between her and her friend, but she did. Her words tumbled quickly--like icy water over slippery rocks. At times, though, she slowed, cautiously measuring her word choice. She was careful to avoid gossip, and made an effort to camouflage anger (she didn’t want to appear “unchristian” around me), but when her eyes involuntarily brimmed with tears, she realized not even her best efforts could mask her pain.
There’s not a woman alive who hasn’t been hurt by a friend at one time or another.
While friendships are one of God’s greatest gifts, friendship can also be a source of great sorrow. It hurts us when friends hurt us.
What happens in the heart of a woman who’s been betrayed? Left out? Misunderstood? Is there any way we can minimize our chances of being hurt? Or hurting others? And most important, how do we deal with friendship hurts in a Christ-honoring way?Photo Credit: ©Unsplash/Priscilla Du Preez