July 10, 2018
This Sunday, pastor Selena continued our teaching series called “Friends” where we discuss the importance of having Godly friendships in our lives.
Ecclesiastes 4:11 tells us that when one person falls, we can have someone there to help us up, but if we fall alone, we will be in real trouble. Sometimes I think it’s easy for us to forget just how important it really is to have people in our lives whenever we are in times of need.
It is biblical to have friendships with people; in fact, it even says that if we do not have those people, we will be in trouble. What exactly does that mean?
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately.
I think the devil tends to attack me most with the people in my life. When I’m falling down and I don’t feel on track with God, I start to feel like all of my friends are at war with me, and I’m alone with everything that’s going on in my life. If you’re going through a hard time, it’s so crucial to be honest with yourself and with your Godly friends about what is really going on within you, or else you will start to feel like not only the enemy is attacking you, but the people closest to you are as well.
Sometimes it’s hard for me to be vulnerable with how I’m feeling, especially whenever I’m doing something that I know is not the best for me. But God has proven to me time and time again, and reminded me with this message, that we are weakest when we refuse to let go of our troubles, and let our friends build us up. Not only that, but we need to be the kind of friend who builds others up when they need it the most.
How else will we show the people around us just how amazing the love of God is?
Selena Freeman - July 8, 2018
Two Are Better Than One
From Series: "All Messages"
Hannah is a Senior at Marshfield High School and is currently a member of the worship team at The Well. She loves music and writing, and when she’s not at church, you can find her watching The Office!