• Rich Handley

Intimate Friend

Australia has been home since 2016. I traveled here regularly before that to get trained for ministry. Since then I’ve shared the gospel in Perth, Northwest Australia, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Sarawak. It’s been an awesome ride that I wouldn’t trade for anything.

Over the past few years, I’ve formed friendships with Christians from all over the world. We’ve prayed together, laughed and have all been drawn closer to God through our dedication to His word.

Living alone presents challenges. But solitude also offers the opportunity to draw closer to God and to rely on Him as the true and faithful friend above everyone else. The trials we face as single people build us into stronger believers in God’s grace and mercy. We learn to rely on His uncanny way of revealing His wisdom and direction for our lives.

God designs seasons for us. We may look back and wish we’d been more attentive and appreciative during each season as we move into a new season and face new challenges. Is He calling you into a new season and drawing you closer to Him?

Do not recall former things or ponder things of the past. Behold, I am doing something new! Now it will spring forth. Will you not be aware of it? I can even make roadways in the wilderness, rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43: 18-19

Love and blessings,

Rich H.

photo: (beautiful Indonesia)


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