May 21, 2012

Turn to God

One who has unreliable friends soon
comes to ruin,
but there is a Friend who
sticks closer than a
bs 18:24

A friend is someone you can be yourself with. A friend is someone who knows your weaknesses and respects your strength. A friend is someone who believes in you, when you cease to believe in yourself. A friend is someone who answers your call before you call. Jesus is our Friend. The best friend we could ever have. He wants us to come to Him, be transparent with Him, and tell Him anything and everything. We need to turn to God in our times of need. Our heavenly Father will NEVER desert us or turn His back on us.

The Lord is a friend to those who fear Him. He teaches them His covenant (shares His secrets with them). Psalm 25:14

It's not a sign of weakness to ask for help. Be real and be willing to seek out help from others if the Lord leads, pride isn't going to bring healing. The people around us can be used by God, they can be 'Jesus with skin on' to us. If someone comes to you ... be supportive. Listen. Pray. Don't be judgemental. If you want respect, you gotta give it. If you wanna keep a friend, treat 'em like a friend. If you have nothing nice to say PLEASE don't say anything.

The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense. Proverbs 27:9

Don't let feelings rule you. A lot of times healing can be painful --- go for it anyway. Quit tryin' to justify that sin.

Father, help us to come to You when we're having trouble or have a need. If You have a person that You'd like to use to help us or bless us through, lead us to that person and help us to ask for help. Bless those who are willing to counsel and walk alongside of us. In Jesus name, amen.