Have you ever thought about God as your Best Friend Forever? I think that’s part of how He wants us to see Him. Think about some characteristics of your earthly best friend. Do words like encouraging, honest, trustworthy, strong, available, loving, caring, compassionate, kind, gentle, patient …, top the list? God is already all of this and more.
God is always there, always available, always loving, always forgiving, exactly who He says He is. Not only that, He never changes. (James 1:17) I always know where I stand with Him. Who wouldn’t want a friend like this?
Can we find a friend so faithful? Who will all our sorrows share? These words, from a much-loved hymn, popped into my mind while writing this. We may have the most awesome friends on earth but… Are they always faithful (always wanting what’s best for us)? Do they share our sorrows or even know what they are? My BFF knows my sorrows. He knows my every care. He knows what I need when I need it.
My best Friend loves me so much that even when He finds it necessary to discipline me I still know and feel His love. Those of us who have earthly friends like this are incredibly blessed. (Proverbs 27:5-6)
Develop your earthly friendships. They really matter. But never forget to continue to mature in the relationship you have with the One and Only.
Blessings to you and yours!