Mindy Larsen
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Mindy is a writer and blogger who writes to encourage others with words that point towards Jesus. She loves donuts, the power of Scripture to combat anxiety, and cuddling on the couch with her husband, Chris, and their cat, Finn.

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  1. I opened this email and post because I was feeling what you describe. Only seconds earlier I was beating myself up but finally said to myself “It’s just you and Him”. Then I read your post and everything you described was answering my questions. Thank you for being the vessel He used to speak to me.

    • Hi Clara. Thank you so much for sharing this. I am so sorry to hear that you were feeling that way today, but I’m praising the Lord that He spoke to you. Praying that today you would feel encouraged and overwhelmed by the truth that He is enough. Sending you love!

  2. Oh I LOVE this Mindy. I had to get to a similar place and recognize that the only one who can meet my needs in the ways I so deeply want is Jesus Himself. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Hi Lisa-Jo! Thank you SO much for your encouragement! It’s hard getting to that place, isn’t it? But once you get there, it is so worth it. He really is enough.

  3. Thank you for sharing. I needed to hear this today. Friendships are tough…ups and downs like roller coasters. But God is enough and a TRUE friend.

  4. Due to some health challenges I cannot do a lot of the things my friends do. Most of the time I am able to accept it and just live my life the best I can. Sometimes though I do see pictures on Facebook and get a little jealous. Life is what it is though and I know that God has gotten me through some really tough times the last several years and He will continue to do so, I need to keep trusting in Him. In the meantime I can talk with friends by phone or text and we can share our lives on Facebook.

    • Thank you so much sister for sharing your heart and spirit with us. I am 63 years old and I live in a nursing home and I am in a wheelchair and I have Parkinson’s disease and fibromyalgia and chronic hepatitis c and arthritis in my hands. I am crazy in love with Jesus Christ my bridegroom. Because I am in a nursing home I cannot get out to church and it gets very lonely at times. Sometimes I just long to be with Jesus Christ in my heavenly home. Everyone here knows my testimony of how the lord saved me and his grace upon my life and many come to me for prayer. Then I always realize that this is the greatest gift is to see others come to Jesus Christ and be saved. So I also understand what you are sharing with us. Thanks for your email and sharing with us. I love you sister. Shalom Shalom Shalom. Weñdy MacDonald

      • Wendy I have been unable to attend church for a few years now too so I know how you feel. God knows what is in our hearts though…

      • Hi Wendy! What a beautiful testimony about how you are living your life for Jesus right where you are at even amidst the health challenges that you are struggling with. Thank you for sharing your contagious love and joy for the Lord – it is a blessing to hear how you are proclaiming His name and lifting others up in prayer. Sending you love and praying that the Lord comforts you in your loneliness and surrounds you with an encouraging community at your nursing home.

    • Hi Carol! Thank you so much for sharing where you’re at with us. I can imagine that being unable to be there in all those moments with your friends must be incredibly difficult. I am thankful that you are leaning into the Lord and trusting Him to support you. I am lifting you up today – praying that the Lord would overwhelm you with joy for the friendship that you have in Him and for the moments you have with your friends. It’s such a blessing to have technology to keep up with each other when we can’t physically be together, isn’t it?

  5. Dearest Miss Mindy,

    Thank you so much for sharing the words our Heavenly Father has laid on your heart! I loved this so, so much. With social media and public school the idea of “friends” is so persistently pushed at us that the term itself is starting to lose its meaning… another thing is that when you start growing and maturing you also start losing touch with certain people which is never easy… and the “expectations” you had for them (or your friendship) start falling apart. This makes me realize that I wouldn’t want someone to expect A, B, C of me either. It really, truly does take a lot of the “strain” or stress off your relationships when you realize that God is the only One who can truly fill the void and love us as deeply, unconditionally, genuinely, selflessly and fully as we would like.

    This side of Heaven,
    Summer Rae

    • Hi Summer Rae!

      Thank you so much for your encouragement! So much of what you said resonated with me- especially where you referenced friendships that transition and the expectations you had for them start falling apart. That is so difficult! But you are absolutely right – we have to flip our perspective and think about how “expectations” feel on the receiving end too. Praise the Lord that He knows exactly what we need, loves us so deeply, and wants us to experience that freedom of leaning into Him. Thank you so much for sharing!

      Sending you hugs,

  6. Beautiful! Just beautiful! I have been feeling the same way about friendships lately. I don’t have a ‘best’ friend that I spend a lot of time with. I’ve found so much peace and Truth in this post, I’m going to print it out and put it in my prayer journal as a constant reminder. Thank you!