Losing friends can be a tough situation and whether your friend has made a big impact on your life or helped you through so many ways that you considered them as a brother or sister. It is important that losing friends is inevitable and it may be because of the changing circumstances in life that we have to face.
Losing your valuable friendships can sometimes in life create major turning points in your decision making and it can be a great way to experience God because it is true that we only can seek him during the time of our need and we only ask for his guidance when we’re in trouble or want to make immense.
With that said losing friendships can be a tough undertaking that needs spiritual assistance and we can always seek refuge in the Bible which points out valuable wisdom of God on how to handle breakups and ending or losing friendships. With that to consider, let’s the three main points of the Bible that point out how to manage and handle losing friends and what does the Bible say about losing friends? Let’s find out here!
So What does the bible say about losing friends?
Do Not Fear or Loathe in Sadness for losing your friends because God is always with you
Losing friends or friendships can be a terrible and devastating thing that one can experience but you should never fear or be worried about losing your friends. In fact, you should never fear anything bad that happens in your life because if you seek God or Jesus himself you are heard and even if it seems that you’re helpless at this moment the Lord will hear and deliver all your troubles, sadness and pain.
To have a clearer insight about this you should consider reading and meditating this scripture.
Psalm 34: 17-20: “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.”
When we call on God during our deepest and most low moments we admit our submissiveness and weakness to him in return he gives us assistance in all our undertakings.
It is sometimes Good that you lost your friends because God creates circumstances that are in favor of you
We, humans, are very short-sighted and sometimes we tend to focus on the terrible things during negative situations that we almost fail to recognize that this certain situation can bring about good and better circumstances. Maybe the friendship you had was toxic and God wants to let you be gone out of that friendship because it is unhealthy and it is hindering you from finding true friends and a long-lasting good friendship.
Sometimes God brings out certain catastrophes in our life that may cause a shaking up of our system but sometimes we can only bring about change through destruction. Not all friendships are good some friendships are based solely on give and take without reciprocation and this can create a toxic place for you.
Sometimes friendships can also mean backstabbing and more lies and betrayal that is why during this time where you lost your friends it is good to analyze your previous friendships with them to be able to fully realize if the friendship was worth it or not.
To further explain this second realization take a look and meditate in this powerful Bible passage:
John 15:18-23 ESV: “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. But all these things they will do to you on account of my name because they do not know him who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.”
Proverbs 27:4-6 ESV: “Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.”
This passages simply explains that it is better to end friendships that are just a sugar-coated relationship full of treachery, betrayal, and backstabbing than to keep it and let it destroy you.
Losing friends doesn’t mean you are not anymore going to gain one
2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV: he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Philippians 4:19 ESV: “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
Always understand that change is inevitable in this world and friendships come and go. Your life is all about experiences and it is a wonderful gift from God. Losing friends would mean you will meet new ones and hopefully better and kinder than those you have lost before. God will provide you better things in the end, better life, better finances, better spiritual clarity and insight and of course better friends.
Also remember that Jesus Christ is always there for you as your friend who will never leave you behind as long as you are spiritually connected to him through living your Christian values, reading the Holy Bible daily, doing good and kind acts and of course Praying sincerely.