Devotions from an article in Just Between Us on Soul Friendship
Soul friends fight for us to become the person God intended all along, reminding us where we are going. They see who we will be, not necessarily who we are now.
“To truly love someone is to see them as God intended.” Said Dostoyevsky
There is no greater gift than to have a soul friend come along side us and as we journey and to feel our pain and bring us before the Father in love. Just being listened to helps us gather strength.
With a real friend we don’t have to be “fine” We don’t’ have to be someone with all the answers and none of the problems of life. We can be a wreck. They can hold us in our messiness, not feeling like running the other way or trying to fix us up.
Soul friends hold our hearts and redirect our attention to God and encourage us to hold on.
Chesterton was right: “There are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematician that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one.”