We can get into all kinds of trouble when we feel like we’re alone. That trouble might look like unhealthy choices or losing hope. It could look like pretending we’re okay around the people who love us because we’re convinced they won’t understand.
These reactions are natural responses. After all, mental health is complicated, and sometimes it’s hard to know how to reach out or how to find the right words to describe how you feel.
Ecclesiastes reminds us that there’s strength in trusted friendships. While other people may not fully understand what you’re going through, they can be a valuable resource.
Here are a few good qualities to look for in a trusted friend:
Someone who listens.
Someone who encourages you.
Someone who sticks with you through anything.
Today, think about the people you’re closest to. Have you talked to them about what you’re experiencing?
If You Pray: God, thank You for the people in my life who show me Your love. Help me to be honest about my challenges so I can find the help I need. In Jesus’ name, amen.
If You Don't Pray: Sit down and take a little time to yourself to think and be grateful towards the individuals who show you the great love you need. Also, Sit and Honestly Write down those challenges you have where you know you need help.