Is there anything in the Bible concerning friendship? Here are some verses to send to friends. Perhaps a lot more than we anticipated.
The idea of friendship runs through the entire Bible’s history, climaxing at Jesus Christ’s cross and extending into an eternal future of real friendship. It also provides us with the practical knowledge we need to properly grow it. In this blog, we also have article about how to build your faith in God, which you can check out.
Studies have found that strong social supports improve a person’s prospects for good health and longevity.Friendship according to Wikipedia
Verses to Send to Friends: God is Faithful
“Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.” ( Deuteronomy 7:9 Even when we feel like there is no one to turn to that no one understands, God is there. He is faithful and trustworthy in every situation.
Verses to Send to Friends: God is with you
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” ( Joshua 1:9 There is no place too high or too deep that God is not there ( Psalm 139:7-9 ). With courage, we can face tomorrow, and know that He is with us wherever we go.
Verses to Send to Friends: God understands
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.” ( Isaiah 30:28 In every way, Jesus was tempted when he walked the earth. He sympathizes with us. He understands us better than we understand ourselves.
Verses to Send to Friends: God renews
“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” ( Isaiah 30:31 Waiting on God is rarely a comfortable experience. Usually, we want to move past the trial into easier times. However, there is strength in the waiting… a building of our faith . And in the Lord’s perfect time, He will lift us up.
Verses to Send to Friends: He works for our good.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” ( Romans 8:28 This frequently used verse reminds us that God will work everything out for our good. Even the things that seem insurmountable will be used to build our faith and draw us closer to Him.
Verses to Send to Friends: God comforts us when we are fearful.
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” ( Psalm 23:4 Some may ask how a rod and staff can be comforting, but just as the shepherd prods the sheep to stay within the fold, we, too, are comforted by God’s loving hand of guidance.
Verses to Send to Friends: There is hope in God.
“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.” ( Psalm 42:5 So often, we just need a thread of hope to hold on to. In hard times, let God be your hope. He is the best One to change despair into rejoicing.
Verses to Send to Friends: Our help comes from the Lord.
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.” ( Psalm 121:1-2 God is our true help in times of trouble. He knows better than anyone exactly what we need, and when we need it. We don’t have to look far to find Him. His Spirit lives in us, to cheer and to guide.