Genesis 2:18 “It is not good for man to be alone.”
When I was junior in High School I transferred to a new school. I remember the feeling of walking into a new school not knowing anyone! I remember thinking: “I need a friend!” Maybe you can relate, a new city, new college, a new neighborhood or new job. At all of these transitions it is painfully apparent that we need a friend.
Today, loneliness is an epidemic. 1 in 5 millennials say that they have zero friends! Loneliness is the number one fear of young people today. We are more connected than ever before, but yet lonelier. God designed us to do life together. So why are friendships so hard to come by? Some popular friendship blockers include: too little time, too much transience or too little experience in making real friendships. We need others to support us, to stretch us, and to have fun. 
How about you? Do a quick inventory on your friendships. Write down the names of those you consider acquaintances, casual friends, close friends, and intimate friends. Is there a level of friendship that you are missing in your life? Remember the closer the relationship the more investment required. How are you at being a friend?
Take a few moments to read about the incredible friendship between Jonathan and David in 1 Samuel 20. God has made you for a friendship like this. 
God Bless,