17-2.jpgSometimes, in the thick of a trying circumstance, it’s hard to see a way out. We grope and crawl around in the dark, and don’t know which direction is up, much less the way out. We pray, but the answers still don’t seem to come. Life is at it’s darkest. That is when it is time for you to step in and help your friend. Hold them, love them, pray for them… and give them advice.

Such was the case with David. When a king hates a guy, that’s about as bad as it gets. David was running for his life, but where to go? Where to hide? And the unknown: he’s not really that mad at me, is he?? He did well to find his trustworthy friend. Jonathan lent his ear, and then his advice, helping David devise a plan to save his hide. When David panicked, Jonathan was his calming potion.

 When your friend is struggling, speak the truth in love. Help them understand how to get from point A to point B. Be sure to seek God’s wisdom in giving your friend advice. When you feel inadequate, remember that the strength of God is the strongest when you’re at your weakest.