When life gets hard, God often provides the help we need through the support of devoted friends. Surrounding ourselves with friends like this, and further committing to become a friend like this to others, is an invaluable part of the Christian life.
2 Samuel 15:13-15
And a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel have gone after Absalom.” Then David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, “Arise, and let us flee, or else there will be no escape for us from Absalom. Go quickly, lest he overtake us quickly and bring down ruin on us and strike the city with the edge of the sword.” And the king's servants said to the king, “Behold, your servants are ready to do whatever my lord the king decides.”