Of all the friends we have, God is the only one who offers us the perfect friendship.

Does that statement sound ridiculous?

If so—I get it. Until I passionately searched to know God, I never would have believed such a friendship was possible. I mean, how can you be friends with someone you can’t even see—right? And my idea of God was a distant, powerful and scary being. I never believed I could seek His advice or feel His love–like I do from my human friends.

Boy, oh boy–was I wrong!

God is the most real and consistent friend I have for so many reasons…

  • God loves me even when I’m messy and unloveable.
  • God knows me better than I know myself.
  • God chases me down when I run from Him.
  • God is my only friend who doesn’t have problems of His own.
  • God forgives me even though He knows I’ll do it again…
  • God gives me the only perfect peace that I have ever known.

No other friend does these things for me!

Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.” (John 14:27)

If we see God, He WILL be our best Friend.

God gives friendship and peace beyond what our earthly friends are capable of giving us, and when we have the peace of God’s friendship, we aren’t nearly as troubled by the predictable failings of each other. We all fail. God never fails. Thus, we don’t have to be disappointed by others 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 each other the way God sees all of us. 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; and we are grateful.

When God is our best friend, we become a better friend to others.

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