You will get through it together!

“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” Proverbs 18:24, NIV.

Many years ago after an argument, I told my husband, I’m leaving. I went to our closet and started packing a suitcase. He came over to me and said, “Where are you going?” I told him, “I’m leaving. I can’t take this anymore.” We had been struggling financially, and I was tired. As I stuffed everything in a suitcase, he looked at me and said, “We got in this mess together, and we’re getting out of it together.”

I unpacked.

The greatest relationships you admire all have their stories of how they made it through sickness, financial crisis, job layoffs, family issues, baby momma drama, loss of loved ones and the list goes on. These relationships have gone through the ups and downs of life, but they got through it together.

I’m thankful I unpacked my suitcase on that day because the good days are so much sweeter when you’re with the one who stuck with you through the bad days. If you’re single, here’s a nugget of wisdom. You want to marry someone that can handle tough times. If he doesn’t have a prayer life, that will be a problem in a storm. His prayer life will be what keeps him together so he can lead you and the family through it. His relationship with the Lord is what will help him respond right when you’re packing your bags trying to vacate the premises.
The bottom-line is this. Let’s imitate Jesus. He’s with us when we’re up, and He’s right there when life comes crashing down. He’s not a fair-weather friend, only coming around when times are good. He sticks closer than a brother. Our crisis doesn’t scare Him because He knows the truth: No matter what we face, He will cause us to triumph in everything.

Prayer: Father, I thank you for never leaving my side. You have been faithful, the greatest friend I’ve ever known. Help me to be a good and faithful friend just like you. Help me not to abandon people I love when times get hard. Help me maintain the right perspective and trust you to bring good out of it all. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Meditate on 2 Corinthians 2:14)

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8 thoughts on “You will get through it together!”

  1. Thank you for delivery your encouragement devotion on this morning the sweet peace and Love that God send our way though the trial lord I trusted you to bring the greatest out of it all and the name of Jesus Amen.Thank you God

  2. Thank you for delivery of this precious prayer. Right now in my life I have my sister that’s been close in going through this illness Myeloma and when she can’t be there it’s my son that comes with me me. But I know that when I go alone God, and his precious son Jesus is with me even when I may not see, are hear them. He’s my friend, my sister, my brother, mother, father, he’s really my true father who died so I can have life. Praise and worship him he’s is so worthy. The blood on the cross he she’s for my sins. Thank thank you father. Amen !

  3. Thank you Lord Jesus for such a great message this morning. It is so wonderful to know you and you are my heavenly father that I love with all I have. Thank you for dieing on the cross for me & shedding your blood for me! Thank you for my Godly husband! You are the Savior of the world & I will follow you the rest of the days of my life. Amen!

  4. Unfaithfulness, self love…these divide the friendship in marriage. Jesus is my husband. He never quits on me or deliberately tries to hurt me just to serve His own purposes. He is the healer and restorer. With Him as my first love, I can love my spouse and remain joyful in the process knowing that His plan is for good and not evil. God’s plan is to bring harmony and love between spouses. I need to let Jesus take the wheel every moment of every day. He is the ultimate friend.

  5. Thank you DOTK for this beautiful devotional. A wonderful reminder how much our Heavenly Father cares about and how much He loves us. He is there for us, in both the good & bad times. Your devotional made me smile as it reminded me how much the Lord loves us as He is there with us and sees us through many different live circumstances. God bless you DOTK for your love and faithfulness with this ministry. Amen.

  6. Praise the Lord for this word today, Thank you Father for always being by my side in everything I go through. You’ve always stuck closer than a brother…Thank you😍🙆…Thank you for being there when things are good and when things are not good, you always have a word for me and you bring me out Thank you God 😊In Jesus Name Amen 🕇🕇🕇🙏

  7. Thank you Father for your unconditional love. A love so great you sent your Son to died for me. A love so great you sent your Holy Spirit who tugs on my heart. Your obedience is my path to you.
    I love you thank you

  8. Lord please….Help me maintain the right perspective and trust you to bring good out of it all. Amen for the word today.

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