An Open Letter to an Estranged Friend

An Open Letter

Dear Friend,

I haven’t known what to say to you. We use to be such close friends, we use to be able to talk to each other about everything and anything – and now we don’t even know what to say to each other. You don’t want to tell me what you’ve been going through and I don’t know what to say in response to the silence.

I have watched this last year as you’ve walked away from God, walked away from me, and even walked away from your family. Sometimes I wonder if I would have reached out more, if this wouldn’t have happened. But I know that isn’t true. I’m not in control of your life, I was just blessed to be a part of it for a while.

My heart is broken over our shattered friendship. I have cried a dozen times. But this isn’t about me, this is about you. This is about your hurts – the ones I didn’t know about that made you walk away.

There is something I really want you to know: I still love you. And God loves you more. There is nothing that you can say or do that will make me love you less. I will always be here for you, you just have to let me in.

When you get to the point where you realize that the aching void in your heart can’t be filled with the things you are doing, remember how much God loves you. He’s the only one who can sooth that hurt. He is waiting for you with open arms. And so am I, always. You are so loved – at all times, please remember that.

Sincerely,

Your friend, forever.

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 (NLT).

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