It was 2007, and we'd just moved to
North Carolina for hubby's new job as fire chief. You know what new jobs
require: demanding hours, lugging work home to catch up if there had been a
prolonged vacancy, familiarizing yourself with the way things work within the
new organization, learning names, yada yada yada. All of that meant I didn't
see him much those first few months.
We'd moved across states, so it wasn't like I could hang out with anybody I
knew, and as a writer, I spent most of my time perched in front of my laptop. I
remember feeling so alone and praying, begging God, for friends in my new city.
Did you catch that? I don't know why I tried to limit God.
He showed me. In a big way.
God answered my prayer, but He ignored the "in my new city." Thank
He introduced me to so many sweet friends that I
now connect with over coffee or lunch, so many that I confess sometimes I have
trouble squeezing time with them into my schedule. But He also expanded my prayer to include
online friendships over states and even oceans. Not only that, but He moved my
sister and her family to live within a two-hour drive from us. How awesome is
Friendships. I asked, and God provided.
you? Have you ever begged God for friends?
share a situation in your life where God showed up in a mighty way?
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