Discovering a new facet of God’s character opens up your heart to possibilities you never imagined.
Personally, I had never considered God as a friend per se until recently, when I found myself hurrying, running to find a place I could meet with Him and place the whole day, all the things that had happened, all the details I couldn’t quite figure out, in His (very strong) hands.
There’s nothing quite like having a friend who already understands, even before you tell Him. Who listens to the situation and can actually solve it for you. Who does not offer trite advice or irrelevant personal experience. Who does not judge, but guides and redeems even the most complicated situations. Who does not counsel you wrongly. Who does not misunderstand. Who does not tire of hearing the story again. Who rejoices with you. Who knows you intimately. Who involves Himself in your relationships in order to strengthen them, not tear them apart. Who knows and loves the people you love more than you ever can. Who withholds no good thing. Who does not venture to guess, but reveals the truth. Who supplies grace and forgiveness for when you are wronged. Who speaks the truth in love and holds you accountable for your actions. Who bears no grudge. Who enables you to love people beyond what is easy, beyond what the world understands, beyond what is reasonable, beyond what makes sense, beyond what is fair, beyond what you imagine possible. Who remains steadfast when all others fail you.
Who loves you extraordinarily.