I’m Here for You Day 7: We Are Never Alone
“Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.” (Psalm 73:23, ESV)
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39, ESV)
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10, ESV)
“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24, ESV)
We are never alone. Whether you read this week’s devotionals and felt sad because you feel like you don’t have a close friend, or you recently had a falling out with a friend, or you are just afraid of losing your friends, this message holds true: you are never alone. Our earthly friends may abandon us but our heavenly Father will never leave us. What does that mean for us?
First, it means that even though you may not feel like you have a friend on earth to confide in, you always have one in heaven. We were not designed to be solitary creatures. From the very beginning, God instituted the need for friendship. When a person was left alone without someone to rely on, God was always there. David often laments in the Psalms about being totally alone in his struggles, but ultimately remembers and rejoices in the fact that God is with him. If your current situation is a lack of friendship, I encourage you to both lean on the Lord and request a friend from Him. He is a reliable foundation to lean on and He listens to your prayers.
Second, if you have lost a friend recently due to a mistake you have made or vice versa, you can trust that God is with you. He sees your struggles. He knows the pain of a lost friendship. Not only that, but He can help you on your path to restoration. He can give you the courage to ask for forgiveness and the patience to work through your issues. If it is a friendship that requires a parting of ways, He will walk you through it. You can trust that He brings people into your life and removes them according to His perfect plan.
Finally, if you fear losing a friend, He can give you peace of mind. Even if we lose everyone that we are closest to in this life, we are still not alone. God is always with us. He sees your needs and meets them. He gives in abundance. He is trustworthy. He is loyal. He can help you through your failures and support you in your successes. You don’t have to fear the what ifs of life because He is the one friend who will never fail you.
My challenge to you today is to invest in your friendship with the Lord. Spend time with Him. Speak to Him with candor and listen with open ears. Take the time to get to know more about Him through His Word. Our earthly friends may fail us, but God is the only friend that will stand the test of time. Grow a closer friendship with the Lord and allow Him to show you how to become a better friend.