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,
So true Ali….
As I look back at my life a lot of the testing, growing and learning has come through the relationships in my life.
I have been angry at God at times because of friendships, confused at times because of friendships. But like you said, He is the only One we can depend on as a true friend. No matter how hard we try to be the kind of friends God calls us to we will slip up and fail.
Great post Ali.
Yes, I can relate. It’s amazing how God uses people to help shape us, grow us, change us.
Friends can be wonderful, and they can break our hearts (especially when our hearts are hungry)… but our God really is the perfect friend isn’t he…
He is Ali and I thank Him for that…..Have a great weekend!
God is good all the time.
Amen, Beverley! So glad about that 🙂
That is soooo true! God is the only one that will never let us down!
Amen! Thanks for dropping by, Sailordale.
Beautiful prayer! This is so true. Earthly friendships are bound to let us down when they don’t meet our expectations. The only perfection is found in God.
Thanks Janna 🙂
So true – we really do have the perfect friend!
Thank you for this, Ali! Such a great reminder to turn to Him and not expect so much of others. God bless you!
Thanks Debbie. May we value the friends he gives us, but enjoy him most of all 🙂
Have a really good week,
He’s the best friend anyone can have , thank you for writing this ❤ new follower ❤
He sure is 🙂 So thankful for him.
Following you back…
Be a blessing!