Prov 17:17 “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Matt 6:14-15 “ For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Does anyone else have difficulty with women friends? I do. I'll be honest. Now, I have many women friends that I don't have difficulty with at all, and I am so thankful for them. Then there are those who call you all the time and you think everything is fine and dandy, and then they fall off the planet and don't call at all and ignore you when they see you at church. What is that? I try to talk to them, and ask what is wrong, and instead its put onto me like this is all my issue and they don't know what I'm talking about. Or better yet, when they go behind your back and say something, and you then try to do the biblical thing and discuss it with them, but they won't talk to you, and then avoid you every time they see you. I don't get that either.
I have a couple of women who come to mind when I think of this, and I'm sure you do too, and for the life of me I don't get it. I'll be honest, it hurts my heart. It hurts my heart when I see it happening to others. It makes no sense. It says in God's word that none of us is any better than the other, so why then? Is it competition? Jealousy? Envy? Why can't we as women (especially Christian women) not do that to each other? I remember before I knew the Lord, I used to behave that way, so I get it in that respect. I even see my daughters dealing with it with their friends in middle school and high school. Interestingly, I don't see the boys having to deal with that.
One thing that it is teaching me is about forgiveness, and while its hard at times it has caused such a great love and acceptance to be instilled into my heart, and for that I am grateful. It also causes me to reach out to the one I see being ignored or shunned for whatever reason that may be.
Anyways, I had to get this off my chest, and I hope that it will cause all of us women to not do this to people who are supposed to be our friends. Truly. We are sisters in Christ.