Hello everyone, I hope you’re all fine by God’s grace and that you’re excited as Easter is coming up. We are getting closer and closer to celebrating the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus.
Today’s post is about facing a reality, the fact that our friends can’t please us all the time.
Praise God, I have wonderful friends, they’re awesome, they’re kind, they’re loving, they’re special, may God bless them. I have really nice friends, but, they don’t understand me all the time, they don’t please me all the time, they don’t always agree with me, they don’t always have time for me. Do you recognize yourself in this?
Your friends may be the sweetest people ever, but they don’t fulfill every single need of yours. They don’t compliment you as much as you would need, they don’t provide affirmation to you 24h/7d as you may want. They aren’t always available when you want to speak with them. Do you know why? That’s because they can’t.
If you’re expecting your friends to be everything and all to you, to pay close attention to you all the time, and to read your mind, you’re getting it all wrong. You’re asking them to do what only God can do, and to be what only God can be to you.
1. Only God can be with you all the time
Matthew 28:20 NIV
And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
2. Only God can be present for you all the time
Psalm 46:1 KJV
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Hebrews 4:16 KJV
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
3. Only God can understand you totally (since He made you)
Jeremiah 1:5 NIV
“Before I formed you in the woman I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
4. Only God can (and ought) to be your all and everything
Mark 12:30 KJV
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
5. Only God can love you as you need
Jeremiah 31:3 KJV
The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying , Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
6. Only God can satisfy your needs
Isaiah 58:11 NIV
The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
You know this little loneliness, this hole in your heart that seems not to be leaving you? It’s not a relationship with a human being which will fill it and make you feel fulfilled, complete, loved, acknowledged, accepted, validated. It’s a relationship with God that’s gonna fulfill those needs.
You may be in this relationship with The Lord without even being aware of the fact that
- He wants to be your best friend
- He wants to be Your Counselor everyday
- He loves you unconditionally
- He has accepted you as you are
May this truth set you free. The One who’s going to fulfill all your needs, and fill you with joy and peace, and wipe away your past hurts and heal your broken heart is God. He’s waiting arms open for you to draw closer to Him and build your relationship with Him.
If you want to start a relationship with Jesus Christ today, or to renew your relationship with Him click here. You’ll be redirected to our page on The Salvation Prayer.
Lord God Father Almighty, You said in Your Word that you would satisfy my needs, I surrender to You and I trust that You are enough for me. Help me not demand too much from my friends, but to rather extend to them Your love which transforms me daily. Help me become less needy with them and to rely entirely on You for affirmation, validation, peace, in Jesus Christ’s Name I pray. Amen.
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Click here in order to learn more about how God satisfies our thirst. You’ll be redirected to YouTube in order to watch a sermon titled “The Thirst Trap” made by Pastor Steven Furtick in Elevation Church.