Your Friend

Your Friend

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

A recent study discovered that there has been a significant decrease in the number of people we consider to be friends. In fact, Americans have fewer close friends and confidants than just a few years earlier. And one in four confessed that they had “no close confidants at all.” Why this decline? Certainly the needs are just as great! Perhaps greater.

One conclusion was that people may be living “more isolated lives than in the past.” We are spending more time at work and less time socializing. In addition, more people are turning to entertainment tools such as television and the Internet and are not interfacing as often directly with others.

Faced with these trends, Christians have an awesome opportunity to show the love of Christ. People need to know that, even when they are all alone, God is right there with them. He will never leave or forsake them. He wants to be their closest Friend.

But the Bible also reminds us of the importance of being part of a church body, and not to forsake “assembling together” (Hebrews 10:25). Remember, God wants a personal, intimate relationship with you. If you ever feel lonely, talk with Him and spend quality time with Him.

But also remember to be sensitive to other people in your community, church, and workplace. He wants you to reach out. Be ready to demonstrate that you care. As He is your Friend, be theirs.