I totally agree with all of you ladies, and am struggling in the same area of my life. I recently just moved from my home state of Florida with my newly-wed husband to where he grew up and he has a large network of family and friends there. It’s wonderful that he has so many connections, but I don’t truly connect with any of them on a deeper friendship level. I love my husband, but I know, and he knows too, that he can’t provide me everything a close girl-friend can. All I can do is keep praying and STILL continue to pray, knowing that the Lord will come through for me!
It’s also hard because I’ve come to be a new believer of Christ in the last two years, whole-heartedly seeking Him and His presence, but it feels like everybody around me isn’t. It’s hard to talk to people because I crave to talk about spiritual topics, but they completely either side-step the questions or deem me as some weirdo. The Lord keeps moving inside me to continue the path I’m taking, but sometimes it completely drains me.
It’s a wonderful thing to have a friend who understands you and encourages you. I don’t believe it’s the Lord’s desire to deprive us of something that whole and beautiful. His intent is to give us life to the full from his well-spring but He also wants us to be in community with each other. I believe as long as we are following the Lord, He will provide us with that gift of friendship, people (and close friends) to connect with! Don’t lose heart and keep asking the Lord to bring that friend, because I know He has someone great in mind for you! As well as for me.
And I will be praying for all of you!! 🙂