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How to Be a Friend Through the Chaos

I was given the privilege and opportunity to write a guest post for Carol Emmert with Home Sweet Life this past week. I hope you enjoy it!


I have a friend in my life I can turn to no matter what I am struggling with. She is there for me to spout my anger to, cry on her shoulder, and share laughter. It is so important to have that one person in your life that you know in the core of your being would—drive through pouring down rain, over thirty miles, at midnight—just to be there for you because you are hurting.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

So how do you know if you are being that friend in the midst of your friend’s chaotic moments of life? We all have them. Those times when your nerve endings are on fire and you are about to pull your hair out. Those times when your husband has betrayed you or your children are going down a path of destruction and there is nothing you can do. God addresses this topic in several places of the Bible. Here are a few that help guide us in being that friend that will help through the chaos.


“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:11 CSB. In this passage, Paul is addressing...

Read more of my guest post on Home Sweet Life with Carol Emmert.