Jesus Is Our Best Friend

Everyone has felt unworthy or unwanted at some point in his or her life: Loneliness affects us all. This feeling seemed to pop up in my life this past week, despite being amidst a sea of friends.  Your friends don’t really want to be around you, the sinful voice in my head would whisper. They don’t care about you at all.

One morning, I actually found myself starting to believe this lie. (I had moved in a week early in order to help with student orientation and did not have any roommates during that time.) As I sat sulking in my dorm room after lunch that day, a biblical truth came to mind: You are never alone. Hebrews 13:5 assures this promise:

…for He has said,

I will never leave you

nor forsake you.

We also find this truth in Matthew 28:20:

…And lo,

I am with you always,

even to the end of the age.

What an amazing promise from the Lord! He is always there with us; we are never alone. Such an amazing peace from God comforted and quieted my lonely heart when I turned my focus to Him and His promises, which we find all throughout the Word.

Now when thoughts of feeling unwanted by my friends surface, I now remind myself that Jesus is the best friend I will ever have. If you struggle with loneliness, I encourage you to go through the scriptures and write down the verses that speak of God’s promise against loneliness. Remember: Whenever we are feeling lonely, we must recall and claim the promises of God.

2 responses to “Jesus Is Our Best Friend

  1. My greatest thankfulness for Jesus’ friendship is the fact that He receives sinners. The Pharisees grumbled that Jesus “receives sinners and eats with them” (Luke 15:1-7). But if the holy Son of God–in Whom is no sin and Who is the rightful King and Judge of all men–did not receive sinful people, I would be without any hope at all! Praise God that Jesus is the friend of sinners.

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