All good things come from God. So too does a good friend.
I ask "Dear Lord, show me the light"; what does He send? Why not send another friend? A dear friend; a kindred spirit, as it were. Why not send somebody who is a little more sure footed than we are. Somebody to pick us up and place us back on our feet.
If we are far from God, all we need to do is ask for help. The light will come rushing back. Now here we are, shining again.