“I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you” (John 14:16 MSG)
There is nothing worst than losing a friend due to disappointments, difficulties or death, but God offers us a friend in Jesus, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13 KJV). Jesus is closer than a brother and He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will not abandon you when life is challenging and transitional (see Proverb 18:24).
Moreover, God gives us another Friend who will be with us forever, The Holy Spirit (see John 14:16). The Spirit of God will comfort you, help you, teach you, counsel you and strengthen you. The Spirit of God will lead you the right way when the wrong way is tempting you. “God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go!” (Romans 8:14 MSG).
We hope for earthly friends who can stick it out with us when obstacles come, but if not, God has given us a Friend – two friends forever.
Lord you know what we need and when we need it. You give us a Comforter in the time of the storm. The Spirit provides us with peace and solace! Thank you for a friend forever in Jesus and the Holy Sprit.
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth.The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you” (John 14:16-17 NLT). Amen!!
God’s Peace and Good Journey!