… There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother – Proverbs 18:24
In this world, we all have friends – people who we relate with, share with, pray with and whose company we enjoy. But even the best of friends may sometimes let you down or disappoint you in your hour of need; not because they want to, but because they may be unavailable, or not have the right words to say to you at that time. Then of course, it’s possible for them to get tired of your “issue” and eventually give up on you, because they feel you aren’t going to change.
But there’s only one friend that’ll never disappoint, fail, or give up on you! He is never tired of you, His Name is Jesus Christ. Those who know Jesus as a friend don’t seek the help or favour of men! What you need is to have a private, personal relationship with Him. And you don’t need to go looking for Him, for He lives in you through the Holy Spirit! You can talk with Him, and He will talk to you. He is inside you, yet He is with you. He can talk to you inside you, and also talk to you from the outside! He’s the dearest friend you could ever have, and He has the wisdom and ability to see you through the most difficult of situations.
The Bible says, “…He (Jesus) is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25). He’ll go any length to help you. He already proved it through His death for you on the cross. He’ll never give up on you or condemn you (Because He was condemned in your place)! Let Him be your closest friend; don’t be ashamed to identify yourself with Him for He loves you exceedingly.
He’ll never be ashamed of you and He’ll ALWAYS be there for you, even to the end of the world (Matthew 28:20). Start each day by saying, “I love you today Lord Jesus”. Develop that relationship with Him through His Word and the Holy Spirit. Keep confessing His Word and fellowship with the Holy Spirit every time you have the chance.
For more, please read and study: John 14:18; Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 13:5; Hebrews 2:17-18 (Weymouth New Testament)
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Dear Lord Jesus, you’re the dearest friend I could ever know. No one can love me, believe in me and care for me the way you do! You’re my best friend and the object of my deepest affection. I love you with all my heart and desire to know you and love you more and more each day. Thank you for being my Lord, my Friend and Helper. Amen.