We were best friends. Saw each other every day. Shared our deepest, darkest secrets. Then anger flared and nothing was the same after that.
We were best friends. Saw each other every day. Raised our kids together. Then she moved to the other side of town and things changed because our daily routines were no longer the same.
We were best friends. Talked to each other every day. Held one another accountable and prayed together. The she got married and moved away and things changed because of time and distance.
Relationships are fluid and emotional. Even those we stay in long term don't really stay the same. They wax and wane with the ebb and flow of life. There are those few with whom we can pick up right where we left off. But those are few and far between. The reality is that most friendships change over time as people move and move on.
As we continue to tear down this wall around our hearts, the question we have to ask ourselves is what do we do after the relationship changes. Are we still holding our breath from fear that we will be hurt if we move into a new relationship? Mary DeMuth, author of The Wall Around Your Heart, says this:
It's never easy letting go. But if we don't learn the art of relinquishment, we'll never move forward to embrace new relationships God has for us. It boils down to trust.The Wall Around Your Heart p. 58
Even in our relationships...even when they change...even when they hurt. Again Mary says,
To revere God - to hallow His name - is to trust Him at this foundational level. God is a God of relationship. And He has a sovereign plan even in your friendships.The Wall Around Your Heart pp. 58-59
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