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need christian friends

hi so I am going to be really honest and open my heart to whoever sees this ive been a born again Christian for going on 2 ish years god has done many amazing things in my life and this may sound silly but to me it sometimes I feel very desperate being alone I have heard it many times god is with me I know he is but these walk has been one of the hardest think I had to do I would love to have people on fire for Christ I can talk to and hang out with but I don't really so I know if I am alone with just Christ that should just matter cause god is everything but my bestfriend I don't even relly feel she is anymore I have distanice my self away from her because she is a hard core atheist so you can already see where I am going with and I feel like I cant really truly express myself and speak of god on my social media because every once in awhile she has something to say about it and it bothers me like for instance I liked and commented on a video on fb about how we are the only one that serve a real living god and every other god is false and it was speaking on how the ememy attacks the ones that follow Christ because he wants to destroy us and all and when I had got out of work I got like four or 3 messages saying her blood was boilng when I said amen and other stuff I felt so bad and I felt like wow I cant even speak about god and it bothers me because I should be unashame and those feelings are coming back of how I felt I was shaking when I was reading only one of the messages she had wrote and it hurt me because I cant be myself and I can speak of god and that's what I want to do so she was in ny and she moved by here to fl where I am at and we only hung out twice because I didn't want to be around her because that last time she was bringing up all these things that I didn't want to talk about and she was talk again about when the people at work that was an atheist and she love that or something idk her other friends a Christian in fact her other bestfriend is a Christian and I prayed to god about my friendship with her but I just don't get why im being attacked I know she has a stronger friendship with her other friend but I have been pushing this person away and I was so happy she told me she was moving to ny again but I didn't show it lord forgive me but idk I just want to have friends that respect me and don't attack me and I want to have people who are in Christ that are going to lift me up and that we can talk about god and normal stuff im kinda shaking writing this but id I just would trutly love prayer and friends that are in chirst that would reach out and it would be nice to have people to talk to well thank you if you did read this troughly It means a lot and I hope to hear from someone
It is a lonely world we live in, whether we live for ourselves or for God, but when we live for God there is Hope that those others do not have. As we approach our Lord, while the pathway may seem more difficult to our fleshly side, it really becomes easier.

In Genesis God did say that the man shouldn't be alone and provided a "helpmeet", but even that as we continue to read the story we find it did not solve the problem of man (men & women). Paul wrote much later that it would better to be like him (Paul), alone, but if need be a person could marry rather than to burn. Having been married for 43 years, I am not against it. On the contrary, I wouldn't have it any other way.

It is all so complicated, especially when we don't understand it all and our "friends" are offended by our walk with God. Jesus simplified it with these words:

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matt 11:28-30

It is easy if we put all that we have into it continuously. It is hard if we go at it only half-heartedly too much of the time.

"It is hard to live for God easy. It is easy to live for God hard."
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HI @c_lugz

Don't be surprised by any persecution you get such as verbal abuse or such when you share your love for Christ with anyone, especially social media where people think they can say anything they want without consequences.

The bible is clear that we'll be persecuted on all sorts of levels. I'm not saying it's as bad as some other believers, but all of us will face some persecution. In these days, it's getting worst to be a believer in this dark world but also we can shine brighter as well. You have no reason to be ashamed for preaching your love for Christ and you don't have to bother taking others' comments as nasty as they are, personally. They're more attacking GOD than you. Just pray for those who persecute you as Christ taught us. I totally understand feeling alone at times too. I think it's an all too common feeling for Christians. You lose friends because they don't love what you stand for. You lose interest in former ways, etc. But, walking the narrow path is the only right choice and most fulfilling at the end of the day.

I hope these devotionals bless you

Fellowship in Loneliness
When We Are Lonely
Hey C Lugz...I feel the same at times. You have a friend here --if you need to talk. I moved here to Florida--it's going to be 8 years next month- from Chicago. I have met people but not really Christians and the ones I have met have been so distant. I have prayed so much and God has given me peace., I continue having faith that it will work out as we have to learn to trust in the Lord and know that He is working in our lives.

Would be great to stay in touch.
I'm Angel, btw.

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