Anyone who’s had a friend in their lifetime knows what it’s like to be hurt, disappointed, let down.
Anyone who’s been a friend knows what it’s like to hurt. To disappoint. To let down.
It’s as if relationships are designed to reveal our flaws. Our quirks. Our weaknesses.
And point us towards the only One who’s flawless.
And when we’re satisfied in Him, we have more realistic expectations of the people in our lives.
When that aching abyss in us is filled by God, we stop putting them on pedestals.
We realise they are the icing – not the cake…
Thank you that you’re the “friend who sticks closer than a brother”, as Proverbs 18:24 says.
No one will ever match you as companion, Saviour, or Lord. You’re everything we need, all at once, for all time.
May we choose to rejoice in your goodness when we’re tempted to rehearse our disappointments.
May we find our security first and foremost in your arms.
And appreciate the beauty of the people you bring into our lives at just the right time.
Thank you for friendship, and thank you for being our best friend as well as our King.
In Jesus’ name we pray,