A Friend Loves at all Times
by Dr. Joseph Capps
Published on March 16, 2023
Categories: Devotions

A friend loves at all times

Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”

Maybe you have many friends, you might have one close friend, or you could be lonely and in need of a friend. God designed relationships to be a benefit to us and to others. It is important that we take time to pray for our current friends and future friends. Whether we are in a new city hoping to develop new friendships or we have lived in the same town for many years with close-knit friends, the Lord values friendships.

Jesus, Himself calls us friends in John 15:15. As believers in Christ, we have this privilege to be friends of God Himself. This means that He wants an active and personal relationship with us. The way that He modeled friendship is a great way for us to follow. Jesus loved all people, and he had a variety of friends, but his closest friends were believers. We, of course, want to be friends with everyone, but today let’s spend some time praying over those core friends who we can point to Christ, and they can share Him with us.


Dr. Capps is the OIC (Maj) of Chaplain Services and Chief Psychological Officer of the VDF Chaplain Corps Psychological Resources Program. He also owns and operates Capps Christian Counseling LLC. since 2009. Dr. Capps holds a PhD. in Clinical Pastoral Counseling, a Doctorate in Christian Education, Advanced certification in Crisis and Abuse counseling and has extensive experience with trauma, PTSD, PTS, Cumulative stress, complex trauma, and crisis and abuse counseling. He has faithfully served with the USN, and the Virginia Defense Force. He is responsible for the creation of the VDF Mental Health Initiative, and the standing up of the Psychological Health Resources Program.

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