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My Best Friend

Many years ago, a person I attended church with, but did not really know, posted a question on Facebook. I remember seeing her post and knowing without hesitation what my answer was.

“Who is your best friend?”  she asked.

I typed, “Jesus.”

It didn’t take long before I was questioned. “Write your true best friend,” she wrote back.

He is,” I replied. I remember feeling slightly hurt that she would try to get me to change my answer. Yet, I couldn’t. Of course, my husband is the next answer. Yet, I cannot deny that Jesus is truly my very best friend. It would feel like a lie if I had not answered with His name.

Jeremiah 1:19b promises, “For I am with you,” says the Lord, “to deliver you.”

God’s presence in my life makes all the difference.

He has absolutely changed me from the inside out.

When I accepted Jesus as my Savior, everything changed.

Not at once. It took me a while to truly let myself be transformed. In fact, I’m still a work in progress. But I hope that when I die people will know without question that I loved the Lord with all my heart, with all my soul, and with all my mind. I want my life to reflect what He has done for me so that it will attract others to Him.

Because Jesus is my best friend.

Who is your best friend?

A best friend is defined as “a person’s closest friend.” Jesus has carried me through extremely tough situations and seasons. Although He allowed things to happen, He never left me.

He has a purpose for all that happens.

Only Jesus knows how to comfort me and reach in perfect ways that draw me nearer to Him.

My tears are placed into His bottle and He keeps track of all my wanderings (Psalm 56:8).

When I pray and cry aloud, He shall hear my voice (Psalm 55:17).

When I cast my burdens on the Lord, He shall sustain me (Psalm 55:22).

Whenever I am afraid, I can trust in Him (Psalm 56:3).

I cannot ignore or deny His presence. He has blessed me beyond measure when I am unworthy. I will praise His name, for it is good.

Who is your best friend?

The lovingkindness of the Lord is better than life (Psalm 63:3).

He is the first person I think of when I awaken, and the last person in my thoughts before I drift to sleep. Jesus is my best friend.

“Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him. God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62:8

Is Jesus your best friend, too? He desires to be.

Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!

Serve the Lord with gladness;

Come before His presence with singing.

Know that the Lord, He is God;

It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;

We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, 

And into His courts with praise.

Be thankful to him, and bless His name.

For the Lord is good;

His mercy is everlasting.

And His truth endures to all generations.” Psalm 100:1-5

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