Some deeply supportive relationships – I think of them as soul friends – seem to just happen. Two hearts link in ways we can’t explain. They are simply a gift from our LORD’s good and gracious hand. And both lives are enriched by trust and deep sharing. Each helps to carry the other’s burdens in mutual support.
Those relationships are a rare gift, one in which needy souls meet and find as sense that each was made for the other. If you have that kind of a relationship, treasure it. Draw ever more deeply on it. Give each other the precious gift of growing ever deeper and truer.
Few of us share deep needs easily. Where is the soil in which we could try to plant seeds of acceptance and trust? In a church or a small support group you may find quiet, prayerful people. Look for people who demonstrate qualities like peace, patience, kindness and gentleness. Or quiet people who struggle to share their own needs. Listen to your own heart as others share. The level of their openness may be a sign that you could safely share your need with them.
Prayer – LORD, please give me an “inner ear” to hear to find the beginnings of the soul friendship I need. Amen
In Loving Memory
Throughout this month, the Caregiver Prayer Team honors Fritz Benning who passed into the presence of his LORD on December 10, 2016. He was a beloved brother in this ministry and one of our founding partners. We commend his wife and family to GOD’s loving care.
Photo courtesy of Ken Jones, copyright 2016