last night i got to spend a few hours with one of my friends that i refer to as being a “safe” friend.
a “safe” friend is the kind of friend that you can tell anything and everything to without any fear. they love you right where you’re at, but also love you enough that they make sure to speak truth into your life.
i’ve three such friends in my life and for each one, i am, and always will be, extremely grateful.
last night over beers, fries, and grilled cheese sandwiches (yes, you read that correctly, grilled cheese sandwiches) i got to share life with one of the three. we confessed where we were at in our respective journeys, shared what we need prayer for, and just were brutally honest about our thoughts, fears, hopes, and dreams.
i’m always trying to be honest with people where i am at in my life, but i realize that there are some friendships that shouldn’t have that level of intimacy attached to them. however, for those three people who provide safety, i’m brutally honest – i think that you have to have friends like that who will walk alongside you, pray for you, and be there for you through the good times and the bad.
they are your shelters in the storms of life.