There is No Friend Like Jesus!
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
Friends can make complaints to each other and be there to receive support. Some studies found that people who have faithful and trustworthy friends to complain or share their problems are happier than those who don’t. Complaining to others releases pent-up negative emotions and allows the complainer to unburden themselves. This can be very healing, both mentally and emotionally. However, the issue is that not everyone you call friends is truly faithful or loyal to handle the secret of your life.
It’s important to have friends you can rely on to be a listening ear and offer support. Of course, friends can also provide helpful advice and suggestions on dealing with the concern. But it’s often helpful to talk over your problems with someone who is impartial and can offer a fresh perspective without holding nothing or being scared to tell you the whole truth. That’s why Proverbs 27:9 says, “Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.” Do you have such friends who are willing to listen? If not, I would like to introduce our greater friend, Jesus.
Ephesians 5:2 says, “And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.”
The scripture is clear: “greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13. This is love. Love from a greater friend is so great it’s hard to comprehend. A friend with a great heart as Jesus is so powerful, and it touches the depths of our soul. If you’re someone who’s been struggling with loneliness, rejection, depression, oppression, or isolation, I encourage you to take Jesus as your confidant. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will walk with you every step of the way.
Don’t be afraid to reach out for help. You are not alone. There is someone who loves you and wants to help you. Jesus is that someone. Jesus has laid down His life for us to have eternal life. What an amazing gift! There is no friend like Jesus. He is always there for us, no matter what. He loves us unconditionally and will never leave our side. We can always rely on Jesus to comfort us and guide us through our struggles. Take heart. There is hope. And that hope is found in Jesus Christ. John 15:15 says, “No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.”
1. Thank you, Jesus, for your help in all areas of my life.
2. Oh Lord, help me trust in Jesus with all my heart. Amen.