What Women Need:Women Need One Another

Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place…and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and comfort him. (Job 2:11)

Not sure if any of you have watched many westerns. My grandfather loved westerns and when I was a child I would sit and watch them with him. There was one thing you knew you were going to see in every one of them… wagon train being attacked by Indians.

When the attacks came what did they do? They circled the wagons.

That’s something we women need to think more about doing. We need our circle of friends who can help us get through the rough times. Women who will lift us up not break us down.

Women who will

  • encourage us when we’re discouraged
  • give us truth when we’re struggling with difficult decisions
  • hold us accountable when needed
  • pray earnestly for us

Jesus is our example. He had 12 Apostles, men who were close to Him, men to whom He ministered and taught. But He also had an inner-circle; those with whom He shared his best and worst moments.

Today many women, especially younger women, measure themselves against their “friends” on social media. Too often they think they are less because they don’t quite measure up. It’s very sad.

In Ecclesiastes chapter 4 King Solomon writes: “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor; for if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up! Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.”

Who do you call out to when you fall down?

Copyright ©️2022 Sandra Bivens Smith. All rights reserved.

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