Proverbs 18:24 – “A man who has friends must himself be friendly,
But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
This verse is so clear and simply said, for those who need friends or are looking for making new friends. If you want a friend, you must first be friendly. “Do to others as you would have them do unto you.” Luke 6:31. However dear reader, remember this, no matter how good a friend you are or how good a friend you have, your earthly friend will not satisfy your soul, he/she will not and is not your source of joy, peace and happiness. God has blessed you with a good friend, but he/she may not, rather, will not, always be there for you, especially in your most desperate hours.
There is however a Friend who sticks closer than a brother. He is your 2 am, 3am, all weather Friend. He will never leave you nor forsake you. It says in Psalms 27:10, “Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.” He alone can satisfy your soul. He alone will make you whole, not your wife, not your friend, not even your parents, but Jesus alone can and will give you your hearts desire, and He alone can and will fill the void, the emptiness in your heart.
So dear reader, if you need a friend, or a companion, tell Jesus, and He will give them to you, but do not give to them what belongs to God. Know this, they will fail you and disappoint you, because they are also humans, but Jesus, is that Friend who will stick to you closer than a brother. He will never leave you, He will with you in the fire, to ensure you are not burnt; He will be with you in the water and ensure you are not drowned. He will bring you out of it all.
Before you go to anyone with your problems and worries, before you even share your joy and happiness with anyone, take it to Jesus first. Give Him the first portion of your everything. He alone can fill the emptiness in your heart.
Dear Father, thank you for your Son, Jesus Christ, who laid down in life for me, even while I was still His enemy, in due time, Christ died for me. He rose up again on the third day and justified me and made me blameless and holy in Your site. Jesus you are my Best Friend, and indeed a Friend who sticks closer than a brother. I need you alone Lord Jesus, and You alone can give me my hearts desires and You alone can fill the void and emptiness in my heart. Thank you for never leaving me, for being so patient with me, and for making me part of Your Family. To You alone be all glory and honour, now and forever. Amen!