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It’s not you, it’s me. You may have heard this a couple times in your school years of dating and relationships, but I think this follows into our adult life as well. As we get older we create friendships and relationships with people that we think will be long term. You spend time with these people, confide in them, and then one day the friendship is over. One of my favorite relationships in the Bible is Jonathan and David found in 1 and 2 Samuel. Jonathan’s own father is trying to kill his best friend yet Johnathan is loyal to his friendship with David and is found several times protecting David from death. Now I hope you aren’t in this situation but I love this verse found in 1 Samuel 14:7, “Do all that you have in mind,” his armor-bearer said. “Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul.” Jonathan is telling David, I am with you in whatever you do. What a sweet friendship! Unfortunately this friendship ends with Jonathan dying in battle right before David becomes king. Isn’t that just like life? On one end all is going great but it’s hard to celebrate and enjoy when you don’t have the relationships or friendships you thought you would have going into it. We even see in 2 Samuel that David is searching for someone to show kindness to. Here he is surrounded by everything he wants and could ever dream of yet he is still lonely. Have you had a relationship that ended, that you thought would last forever? It could be a marriage or a friendship, and maybe it didn’t end in death but it feels like it was.  A lot of emotions come up with this but I want to tell you today that it’s okay to be sad when a friendship or relationship ends. God still has great relationships in store for you! I love the saying some friends are for a season, some for a reason, and some for a lifetime. If someone has moved out of your life, it’s because that season of your friendship is done and God is preparing something bigger for you. Don’t let one friendship or relationship that ended keep you from moving forward into other relationships. We can’t move forward if we keep looking backward. God knows the right people for you in every area of your life! XOXO