My Truest Friend

Author: Alexis Wohler — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: September 6, 2022

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My Truest Friend

I’m twenty-eight years old, and I wish I had realized sooner that God is my
truest friend. As a teen, I was told that everyone could make friends
easily. But in school, I felt as if I was the only one who couldn’t. I
desperately wanted to, but I had a hard time finding true friends. I would
make friends only to have them walk out of my life, sometimes permanently.
This took an emotional toll on me. When really nice people would come into
my life, I actually expected to be treated poorly. I expected them to leave
me just like everyone else did. I went through so much heartache, I would
sometimes forget that Jesus was— and is—my truest friend. He is someone I
can always talk to and always rely on, no matter who walks in and out of my
life. Jesus is the One who will never leave me or forsake me (Hebrews
13:5). Jesus never abandoned me to figure out life on my own, and He never
will. He wants me to remember that He is always with me, even when my
friends walk out of my life. No matter how people see me, He sees me as His
beloved child. I’m thankful I can call Jesus my best friend. • Alexis
Wohler • Have you ever had trouble making friends? Community is important
to God, and He hurts with you when you are lonely. Consider taking a moment
to pray and ask Him to bring people around you in His good timing. • When
you feel left out or like you don’t have enough friends, how might Jesus be
inviting you to come to Him and receive His comfort? (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend
who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 (NIV)


Read Verses:

Psalm 34:18; Psalm 55:22; John 15:15; Proverbs 18:24