Be Comforted Together

Isn’t it wonderful to have friends who truly understand you?

I found that out last week, when some friends of ours, a missionary family, came to visit us for a couple of days. Their parents went to the same college as my parents did, and they have kids almost the exact same age as all of us. (It’s actually sort of funny – their three kids are all about a month older than the three of us. Our birth order is boy, girl, boy, and their family is girl, boy, girl. Our mothers pray we will get married. ๐Ÿ˜‰) 

It was very refreshing for us all to be with some people who understand what we are experiencing. The kids around my age are making similar decisions and learning similar lessons. They also seem to be at the same maturity level as I am spiritually and emotionally, and I discovered that I miss having someone like me around! 

I’m not trying to be proud by saying I’m different from most teens I know; that’s just reality! I focus on different things than many teens do. That’s why I just loved getting reacquainted with these friends – they understand where I am because that’s where they are.

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. – Proverbs 27:17
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: – Hebrews 10:24
That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. – Romans 1:12

Maybe God knew I needed a friend. We have been texting each other often ever since they left, so I hope that we stay close friends!

Now, I’m curious! Do you have a friend who you feel really understands you? Tell me about it in the comments! 

19 thoughts on “Be Comforted Together

  1. Ahhhhhh, Shae, so true.

    Thatโ€™s so awesome that you had the opportunity to meet with them and fellowship with them!!

    I have one friend who understands, but heโ€™s 6 years older and lives 1.5k miles away, and weโ€™re both so busy itโ€™s very difficult to stay in contact on a regular basis. I only met him irl for a week, but because he had that same passion for Christ, weโ€™re still in contact (though infrequently), and we both long for the day when we can see each other again… I totally understand what you mean, so much… sigh… I await the day, and Iโ€™m sure you do as well, when God allows us to work closely with another whom we find deep fellowship with for a time again.

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  2. Yes!!! This is so true. I’m so thankful to have this kind of close, understanding and sharpening each other sort of relationship with my younger brother. He is extremely mature, our interests and passions are very similar, and we are just the best of friends. I am so thankful that God has blessed me with this close brother-sister relationship.

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  3. What a wonderful post, Shae! ๐Ÿ’• That’s awesome that you all really connected, and I hope that you will be able to keep up the friendship! ๐Ÿ˜€ Since we recently moved, I don’t have anybody here yet that I have established a good friendship with, but I do have friends in other states that are extremely close to me; I can understand them well and they can understand me!! It is hard to maintain a good long-distance relationship, but through phone calls and lots of letters we survive. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ~Esther

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