Have you ever felt like all your friends have bailed on you? Or maybe you feel like you really don’t have good friends. If you have, you’re not alone. Many people feel this way from time to time in life.
So how do you deal with feeling like no one cares? And what can you do about it? Here’s a list of suggestions.
- Ask yourself: “Am I doing anything to push people away?” For me, I was really shy in school and because of that, I didn’t get asked to do much socially. Or maybe you’re doing things that annoy or drive people away. Be honest and ask yourself if you need to change something.
- Realize: Not everyone is going to treat you right. Some people are going to not be kind to you. That’s a fact of life. Some people don’t know God and have no basis for treating others with kindness and respect. Life is full of people who aren’t going to treat you right.
- Be Friendly. One of the best ways to get friends is to be friendly. Do you ever take time to listen to others? Do you go out of your way to try to talk to others? Doing these things can help you gain friends!
“A man who has friends must himself be friendly” – Proverbs 18:24
- Get God’s Perspective. If you are feeling bad about yourself due to a lack of friendships, don’t. Don’t allow other people to determine your self worth. Whether you have tons of friends or non, you are worth a ton to God.
“I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made.” – Psalms 139:14
Even if you feel like all your friends have bailed on you, realize that God will never leave you. He’s there to help you and love you. No matter what people do to you, God is on your side. He cares about you like no one else can.