Have you ever had a real good trusted friend? A friend you can call buddy, brother, sister etc. A friend you can definitely put him/her into the” BEST FRIEND” category. If you do, you are blessed. Well, some of us may not be so fortunately to have a friend we can call “BEST” friend.
In the world today, it is hard to find someone who really cares and shares your thoughts and mind. It is hard to have someone who really understands you and your emotions. Someone who can walk with you, talk with you or even be there when the time is good or even bad.
We all need to have a friend to get by as our days on earth are getting more complicating and wacky. There is peer pressure in almost everything that we do. Life is not as easy as we are thought it was. We are always in a rush for something and at times, we are not so sure why we are heading that way. Everyday can be so stressful. We are all so busy running after the “World” and no matter how fast we run, we are still far behind everyone. Probably that explains why a lot of people are having health issues. We need a friend that we can talk to and relate to and listen to us when we speak. We need someone who has the time to pay a full attention to our needs and helps us to walk the right path.
Who can be there for us 24/7? Who is willing to listen to us when we talked? Who can be there for us when the going gets rough? Who can be our “Friend” forever? Who can be there for us when we are down and feeling depress? Who can comfort us when we are all alone?
A friend in needs is a friend in deed. JESUS is one friend you can bet your WHOLE heart into trusting. HE never lie, never sly and always honest, never sins, never breaks a heart nor even leave you in the cold. HE is one good friend that comes around even when you are in the down in the dumpsters. HE cares for nothing except to be your friend forever. HE can be around you, holding you and even comforting you with his embrace and you may not even felt HIS presence. And yet, HE is so close to you. In Hebrews chapter 13:4, JESUS gave us one of his promise, Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because GOD has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”.
JESUS is one friend you can rely on. HE made promises that will never ever go void. HIS promises are not like those that come with a condition “IF”. HIS promises do not expire or has an expiration date. HE is better than any 911 system. In fact, HE is our 911. Can you imagine when you in trouble and you don’t have a cell phone with you, can you call 911 for help? Who can you call without a cell phone? You can call out to JESUS anytime and HE will be there. Psalm 91:15 reads “HE will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
You can be caught in a situation where you think there is no way out. You may think that the best solution is to shut off the world. Think again – in Psalm 23:4 reads “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me”.
As your best friend, HE knows what is good and bad for you. HE knows who your friends are. HE knows so much about you than you don’t ever know yourself. HE knows your fears and your insecurities. You may think HE is a “Stalker” and I agreed that HE is. Try thinking it right again. GOD cares and loves you as you are HIS child. HE has HIS reasons of being around you. Isaiah 41:10 reads “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your GOD. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”.
HE loves you more than you ever loved yourself. In fact, it is written in the bible that HE loves you and HE knows you even before you’re formed. In Jeremiah 31:3, The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving kindness”. Have any of your friends ever spoken their love for you? Even if they did, do they mean it? But GOD does. HE means what HE said. Again, HE reminds you in Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I set you apart”.
HIS loves for you is amazing. In Isaiah 43:1 The LORD says, “HE who created you, O Jacob, HE who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine”. GOD loves his people and you are one of the many HE has chosen. In Deuteronomy 7:6, it reads “For you are a people holy to the LORD your GOD. The LORD your GOD has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be HIS people, HIS treasured possession”.
HE helps you to get the best. And HE wants you to receive the “BEST” from HIM. In Jeremiah 29:11 GOD speaks “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Our LORD JESUS is never short of anything that you may want or need. HE is our “Provider” as HE is also known as “Jehovah Jireh”.
In our journey of life, there are times when we are standing at a crossroad. Not knowing which way to take. Not knowing the path that we are taking is the right one for us. When it happens, who else can direct us to the path except the LORD, Himself. In Proverbs 3:5,6, GOD reminds us again, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge HIM, and HE will make your paths straight”. Who can beat that?
I heard of many who seeks mediums, soothsayers, fortune tellers etc for help. Can they really help in directing us to the correct path? Is there a “fee” charged for this consultation? Does JESUS ever charge a fee for HIS consultation?
How far can this “friend” goes to get our attention? How much more does it take to get us to know this friend? If GOD is not for us, JESUS would not have gone to the cross. When HE was on the cross, HE has us on HIS mind. Without JESUS fulfilling the will of HIS father, GOD, we will all be still in sins. John 3:16 reads For GOD so loved the world that HE gave HIS one and only Son, that whosoever believes in HIM shall not perish but have eternal life. For GOD did not send HIS Son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through HIM. The “world” that GOD refers to is you and me and everyone in it. HE cares not the color of our skins. HE understands every language on earth.
HE has everyone on mind when HE died on the cross. Do you have HIM in mind, now that you are living a life that was given by HIM? Do you want HIM to be your friend? Do you want to have a friend who will be with you forever and ever? Do you want to have a friend who will fight every battle that you faced?
HE is just waiting for you to say “Come into me, LORD JESUS” and be my friend, my savior and my GOD forever. I thank you that you had died for my sins and because of this, you have given a life. Just open your heart to receive HIM.
AMEN…and GOD bless.