I used to live in a town where I had some of the most amazing friends, all going though the same things, we all had kids the same ages, went to the same church, and dressed kinda the same way. I'm not saying that we were clones of each other it's just that we were very close and had a LOT in common. Well almost two years ago I moved, ok so most of us moved, but I miss my friends very much. I've not found any of those types of friends yet, you know the kind that will hang out and drink coffee while your kids destroy the house and stay until dinner because time has just flown by. Ok so I've met a couple of very nice girls and we've had some fun times, but I really miss my buds and I'm in a funk.
So what did my lonely little self do? I sought the one Guy who could help, not my husband, but God! I spent a little time in the Bible, not something that I've done a lot of lately in fact my faith is not nearly as strong as it should be. I doubt Him and I yell at Him and act like a spoiled brat but I know he hears me and loves me all the same. Thank goodness for grace because this little lady could not save herself if it were up to me I'd surly be a goner. during my searching I found myself in psalms, David's words are quite convicting, given all that he went through my time of missing doesn't seem so bad.
"I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord."
waiting on God isn't easy, not that he said it would be. God lifted David out of his despair, set his feet on a rock and put a song of praise in his mouth. Sometimes we have to go though a time in the wilderness to truly understand the blessing we receive. I still miss my dear friends but knowing that he will lift me out of my "slimy pit" helps.