This is one reason why it’s good to have friends. While I fall into self-pity, coping mechanisms, and do-it-yourself reliance when what I need is to rest my mind in the stability of God’s word, when I want to encourage my friends, I often turn to biblical encouragement. I’m too lazy to give myself the good stuff, but you can’t just give other people crap. In the meantime, this conveniently nourishes my own soul. While I am still faithless like this, it is good to have friends.