Faithful friends wound with care

‘Yes, yes!’ says the ‘friend’

Not calling out my façades

Not pointing out my faults

*

But faithful friends wound with care

Calling the bluffs

Gently rebuking sin residing

Without air of judgment

But in the Spirit of truth.

*

Never easy, far more facile

To simply not say a word

Couched behind being a ‘friend’

*

Lord surround me with faithful friends

Friends who wound with care.

Help is needed to swallow pride

To listen to rebuking words

Words for my good, as tough as it seems.

*

And Lord make me a faithful friend!

Free from haughty judgment

But bold to say things as they are

In love, for their good & for You.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s