What a Friend we have in the Saviour who willingly gave up His life for us. When we were dead in sin, He came and redeemed our soul. There’s no such friend who knows our deepest needs. Even without calling upon Him, He comes to us because He feels whatever we feel.
The Master said in the Book of John 15:13 that, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” There’s no such friend among human being who could lay down his life for another person. Jesus Christ did this for us willingly. He is our Anchor to hold on to in time of trouble. He will never fail us at all. All He needs from us is to give Him access into our lives. He is ever ready whenever we need Him.
Many of us put our trust in our loved ones. By the end of the day, we were highly disappointed. No matter how any man loves you, that love can fade away at any time because of the circumstance that surrounds him. This is why the Bible says in the Book of Jeremiah 17:5-8 that, “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord. For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land which is not inhabited. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.”
You cannot put your trust in somebody whose heart is hidden from you. Many people have tried it and were disappointed in the end. The Bible says in the same Book of Jeremiah 17:9 that, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” Inasmuch you cannot judge what lies in the heart of your fellow human being, then there’s a limit you can rely on man.
The strongest love is the love between husband and wife, yet, if care is not taken, it could easily fade away. If it fades away, it could result in hatred and ends in disaster. Until each party learn to please their Creator, that’s when they can please each other and the love between them will remain strong. This applies to every human being. It doesn’t matter who you’re dealing with. Your relationship with each other can only last if you please the Father. This means putting your trust in the Father. The Spirit of the Father will direct you who will be your friend.
I will conclude with this precious hymn.
There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus. None else could heal all our soul’s diseases. No friend like Him is so high and holy. And yet no friend is so meek and lowly. There’s not an hour that He is not near us. No night so dark but His love can cheer us. Did ever saint find this friend forsake him? Or sinner find that He would not take him? Was ever a gift like the Saviour given? Will He refuse us a home in Heaven?
Jesus knows all about our struggles. He will guide till the day is done. There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus. No, not one! No, not one!
I pray for you this day that Holy Spirit will help you to solely put your trust in Him so that you can live a fulfilled life in the Father in Jesus name. Amen!