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Who Is That Friend?

Who do you go to when you're in trouble? Who is that person that you can talk to about all your failures? Who is that friend who doesn't judge or undermine you? Who is that friend who doesn't comdemn you, but sees your true self? Who is that friend who hears your heart and is a good sounding board? Who is that friend?

Who is that friend who keeps your confidences, who loves you when you are unlovable, and sees behind all of your many and varied masks? That friend. It might be your spouse, your sister, your brother, a friend at church, a friend at work or someone else. Who is that friend?

That is the friend that will assist you on your way to healing from your troubles. Here in James, the Bible tells us that when we share our issues, our offenses and false steps, with another believer and they pray for us, their prayers will produce great power and have wonderful results. Their prayers are dynamic and effective. The action of sharing our story with a praying friend is the beginning our journey to restoration. When God's power is sought through the prayers of a faithful believer our healing is on the way.

Who is that friend? Pray about it, seek out that friend and develop a relationship. Once you've identified that friend, share your story. Then become that friend for someone else. We all need our praying friends. Our friends, the ones who prays for us when we're in trouble, they are one of our greatest allies and strengths.

James 5:16 AMP

"Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed [and restored]. The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]."

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