bY Jeremy Burkes
1John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
I saw a sign on the wall where I work that read:"Hello this is God. I will be handling all your problems today, and I will not need any help from you."
All of us have problems from time to time. Our friends and co-workers have problems too. When someone comes to us to talk about a problem ,many times we are too busy to listen. We make up excuses. We suddenly have somewhere to go or something we need to be doing. That's not being much of a friend. We need to remember that sometimes it is us who needs a friend.
Make an extra effort to listen to the problems of others. After you listen to their problem, keep it between the two of you. Everyone doesn't need to know everything.
Whether it is your problem or a friends you should take it to God first. He can give you wisdom to deal with your own problems or to help a friend with theirs. Remember that sometimes we all need a friend to talk to.
Another thing to remember is that God doesn't need our help. We need his.Listen to your friends and talk to your friends. You never can tell, you might be going through some of the same things.
Hopefully we will be back on our regular schedule of posting a devotional Monday through Friday. Thanks for all your prayers and concern the past couple of weeks.