Friends

Today everyone is sharing their “Friends Day” video on Facebook. After viewing a few, I clicked on the “Watch Yours” button. That’s when I found out…according to Facebook…

…I don’t have any friends!

The pictures were of family members and band mates. I didn’t publish the results…well, except for here!

I used to have several close friends, but when I stepped down from my job and became housebound, their lives went on and mine didn’t. I can relate to David during the time he lived in the cave, 1 Samuel 22:1.

Psalms 142 was written when David was in the cave of Adullam. He was surrounded by his family, (who were afraid Saul would kill them just because they were related to him), and: troublemakers, debtors, and discontented men. (There are definitely troublemakers among my band mates!)

He didn’t have any friends with him.

Psalms 142:4, “I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me.” NLT

“Psalms 52 was written about Doeg the Edomite. Psalms 36 was a prayer for God’s unfailing protection and the theme of Psalms 37 is related to the contrast between the wicked and the righteous reflected in Psalms 36.” New International Version Study Bible Notes

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for new friends. The “troublemakers” in 1 Samuel 22 became David’s mighty men. Thank you for band mates that are growing with me – all of us becoming more like you. Thank you for the reminder, “…You are all I really want in life,” Psalms 142:5.

Amen

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