I don’t know, I feel exhausted. And I don’t know how to keep smiling in this situation I’m in, considering the fact that I’ve been here for years already. I feel like giving up. Should I give up?

What would you do if you were in an impossible situation? Your spouse died? You got wind of your teenage daughter’s pregnancy? Getting bankrupt for the twelfth time? A terminal disease? A marriage fallout? Or maybe you’re being confronted with a cruel thing in the past. And your tears are streaming down your marred cheeks. That must be the last of it; you’ve been crying for a long time now. And you feel like there’s no one in this whole world to support you and to give you a reason to continue on living.

All day long, you try to be happy: you forge a smile when you’re around with other people, and you value the ones who hang out with you as if they’re the last ones capable of loving you. And at the end of the day, when no one else is around, reality bites in again. Should I give up?

I don’t know, but if ever your world’s caving in before your very eyes right now, then this one’s for you.

We are here to tell you that you are not alone; that we are willing to stand by you and give you a free hug! We are here to assure you that life’s not always sunny, and it’s okay to cry. It says in Romans 8:28 that God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Surely not everything is good, but there’s always something good in every thing.

Life is hard. We know that full well, and nobody promised otherwise. Not even God. And no amount of encouragement can help you unless you help yourself. Christians don’t promise that life will be less painful if you become a Christian. But one priceless thing God promised is that you are never going to walk this imperfect world alone. He knew firsthand how lonely this life can be if you don’t have friends to share your sadness and pain with, along with the bliss and the successes. After all, Jesus Christ called his disciples as friends, and he meant it. And how much more when you’re with the Author of life and the Prince of Peace!

So come here, and let us wipe your tears away. Give us a sweet smile and let us walk together side-by-side in facing the storms of life. Together we’ll stand, and together we’ll dream of brighter days and rainbows and butterflies. All will be well. So don’t forget the lessons you’ve learned and the memories you’ve created while in the dawn, for you’re going to need to recall them once the night creeps in again. Don’t you worry, I’ll remind you of them.

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”- C.S. Lewis