Most of us have a friend or a family member that we can count on, but what if you do not? What then? Going through life with no real friends, your parents are never around and do not pay any attention to you, I could not imagine such a life.
Growing up I have had friends that stood by me through it all, good and bad times. My parents love me unconditionally, accepting me for who and what I choose to do with my life. They might not agree, but they love me anyways. I’ve been very lucky in my life to have the friends and family I have. Some people are not so lucky for a various of reasons, such as; moving from place to place, parents that work all the time, going from foster home to foster home and many more reasons. These kids when growing up, need someone there, to help guide them in the right direction, to let them know they are loved and that they are worthy.
Although I had friends and family there, it was not all peachy. I had some rough spots and still do, though when I was younger, I thought I could handle it myself and didn’t ask for help. Therefore, leading me down the road of alcohol, relationships that did not last due to them cheating on me, or wouldn’t wait for me, abuse (physical, verbal and emotional). It was a long and hard road with a lot of bumps and curves, and dead ends, however it all led me to faith and myself. I learned a few things along the way, about myself and to ask for help, to open my heart to the Lord. Let him in and guide you, let him be the leader. Listening to what he has to say,and following his lead.We are never alone, there is always someone we can truely count on. God himself, he never leaves our side even if we feel like he has. He is not the one who leaves, we are the ones that leave his side, the ones who get angry with him, but really we have no reason to be. He is always there, his son died for us, for our sins, we are indebted to him.
Who can you really count on? Who can anyone count on, truely count on being there for us through everything in our lives? I want to believe that God is truely there, and always has been, that he is real. I do believe that he is, I was the one who had turned my back on him, not him, even though I left, he did not. He is the one I can count on, now and for always, he is truely the one that will not leave my side, AMEN.