Most people are willing to stand beside someone when that person is up, enjoying success, and happy. They want to share in the joy! It’s easy to be with people who are doing well.
But what happens when things are not going so well? What happens when stuff goes wrong, unexpected circumstances present themselves and life’s challenges become overwhelming?
Who stands with you then?
And who do you stand with?
This is the time that the authenticity of a friendship is revealed.
This is the time that you and I show our true character.
Being willing to stand not only with the great, but also with the broken – this is the type of friend I want to be; this is the type of friend I need.
“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn” – Romans 12:15