The Father’s Guidance: Forever Friends
“And friends are friends forever
If the Lord’s the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
‘Cause the welcome will not end
Though it’s hard to let you go
In the Father’s hands we know
That a lifetime’s not too long to live as friends.”
We played this song by Michael W Smith hundreds of times, when I was on 105.3 the FISH. The second this song would air, someone would call, rather weepy, and share about a special person in their life, and then thank us for playing that song.
There is something about a Godly friendship that brings joy to my very being…a deep, abiding relationship that nothing and no one can put asunder.
Talk of weather. Talk of kids. Talk of disappointments. Talk of accomplishments. Talk of good news. Talk of not-so-good news. Talk of heart and hard matters. And all the talk has one underlying theme, “If God is for us…then who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
When I have a vertical relationship with God, the Father through God, the Son…and so does my friend…then our horizontal relationship thrives, no matter the circumstances of life. Hallelujah!
Aren’t ‘cha glad God made us relational creatures? First with Him…and then with one another. That’s why we can be “friends forever when the Lord is Lord of them.”
Do you have a good friend that is your forever friend? That happens when both of you choose Jesus…you’re friends here and friends there!
I am so thankful to have forever friends…pointing me to God’s Word, through the sunshine and the storms…and standing on His promises, instead of proclaiming my problems.
Wanna know how to become a forever friend? Steep in Psalm 62. It’s the way God planned it.
“Only God gives inward peace,
and I depend on him.
6 God alone is the mighty rock
that keeps me safe,
and he is the fortress
where I feel secure.
7 God saves me and honors me.
He is that mighty rock
where I find safety.
8 Trust God, my friends,
and always tell him
each one of your concerns.
God is our place of safety.
9 We humans are only a breath;
none of us are truly great.
All of us together weigh less
than a puff of air.”