Deep Dive – Day 4
Have you ever been in a situation where you really needed to talk to a good friend and they said they’d call you back, but never did? Have you ever waited for a reply to a post or text that never came? It’s the worst feeling. Something in each of us longs to be comforted by others when we’re going through difficult times.
In the most difficult period in Jesus’ life, he called his closest friends to be around him – to stay up with him through the night as he prayed. But they fell asleep. He must have been so hurt, so disappointed.
It’s easy to say, “How could they?” when we’re not “they.” But each of us has probably dropped the ball at some point when a friend really needed us. We may have offered some sort of excuse. But the truth is, when people aren’t there when we need them, it hurts whether they have a good excuse or not. What are some ways that you can make sure you’re there for others when they need you? God has given us church as a place of safety and refuge. But if we’re not there, we may be missing out on “being there” for someone who’s hurting. Do you have a small group or place of worship that you can commit to attending on a regular basis? Just think of all of the opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others, just by being there.