Do we have friends who disappoint us? Perhaps the disappointment is our own fault–because we’ve misplaced our expectations. We place a high value on friendship and thus, we often place a lot of effort into trying to please our friends. Many times our desire to please our friends is based upon an expectation that WE will benefit from their friendship. Then–when friendship is not reciprocated or it is breached by disagreement, it robs us of peace or makes us miserable. We’ve all been there. Now, imagine having a friend who never disappoints! Until I sought God with a passion to know Him, I would have never believed that He could be my best Friend. I never believed I could talk to Him, seek His advice or feel His love–like I would with a best friend. Boy, was I wrong! He is real. He never takes my peace. He gives it! Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.” (John 14:27) When we seek Him; He becomes our Best Friend. He gives friendship and peace that’s beyond what our earthly friends are capable of giving us. When we have the peace of His friendship, we learn to not be nearly as troubled by the predictable failings of each other because the satisfaction of His friendship is also accompanied by His omniscient perspective. All of us fail. God never fails. So, why would we be angry and disappointed in those who have the same struggles we do? Ultimately, when we seek to have God as our Best Friend, we become an even better friend to others. We see them how God sees us all. When we recognize that we all fail, we cease having unrealistic expectations from each other. Rather, our most hopeful expectation is in God’s perfect friendship. He never disappoints us. The closer we are to Him, the more we see how His mercy, grace and forgiveness abounds in our own life. We are filled. We are grateful. We become a friend who has fewer expectations from others because we’ve been completely satisfied by God.