"An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars." Proverbs 18:19
Life can be hard if someone is giving you a hard time. It can be downright miserable, especially if it is a friend who is the source of the trouble. As time goes on, friendships change, dynamics shift, people grow. Sometimes these changes are for the better, sometimes not.
Not all friendships are destined to be like David's and Jonathan's. Most are just your plain, ordinary friendships. But that doesn't mean if the going gets tough, you should just walk away. Like all good things, friends take work.
Don't give up on your friends. Ever. Mistakes happen, and life keeps going. In a blink, your friends can be gone, replaced by someone you don't recognize.. You can't let that happen. If a Christian friend slips away, don't let it happen! A house divided can't stand, there should be no division in the church.
But especially if your friend isn't a Christian, you can't give up. What if you are the only light in their life? You can't give up. Their lives, their very souls are depending on you.
Don't give up on your friends, no matter what they do. Don't be afraid to show your love for them. We are put on this earth to make a difference. Be that difference for your friends