She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom,and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25-26
Some of the women I spent time with are facing tremendous trials and I was amazed at the grace and faithfulness I witnessed. I began to wonder, would I be that strong in the same situation? I have had some very dark days that I am only on the other side of due to the love and forgiveness of Jesus and yet I still question. As I meditated on this it struck me. I am more prepared now to face trials than ever before. God has put some amazing people in my life that speak truth to me in love, and ask the same of me. Wise women who encourage and uplift me. Men who love my husband and I and help strengthen our marriage. Friends who talk me through the hardest days of parenting. These friends show my family the love of Jesus every day and I am so grateful.
So what is on my heart now? I pray that I will be that kind of friend to others. That I will do the inconvenient if it blesses someone else. That I will give wise, loving council based on scripture and end it with a hug. Lord, help me be the friend you would call me to be.
PS: I am also thankful for laughter. I laughed so hard with these ladies that we cried and there's nothing better than that. Can I get an Amen?!