Jesus Calls Me Friend

“Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness,” and he was called a friend of God. James 2:23 (ESV)

Sometimes when I sit in a room full of people, I feel lonely and wonder if anyone really knows me or even likes me. Some people are harder to please than others. When I am with them, I find myself shutting down, talking less and trying to do everything right. That rarely works, inevitably, I mess up in some way, saying or doing the wrong thing. I feel like I can never quite measure up, though I try and try.

Praise be to our Lord and Savior Jesus, He makes us all “good enough”. To know that He loves me, the real me, with all my faults and problems is too wonderful for words. It takes that pressure off my chest, that fear that lingers just below the surface, “I will fail, it’s just a matter of time”.

With you Jesus, you make me “good enough”, you make me righteous through faith in you (Romans 3:22). And not only that, you like me, you want to be with me. I don’t have to wonder what your thinking, for your Word tells me, nothing can separate me from your love (Romans 8:39).

“No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father, I have made known to you.” John 15:15

Prayer: My Father, how thankful I am for my Savior Jesus, that loves me and calls me His friend. Help me walk in a manner worthy of that friendship. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Published by Linda Colby

Linda has been a Bible teacher in a national women's ministry for the past 14 years, overseeing and leading women of all ages and their children in their pursuit of growing in the knowledge and understanding of the Word and deepening their relationships in Jesus Christ. She is now involved with the new ministry “The Encouraging Word”. She has a Masters in Bible and Theology from Western Seminary and works with a team to write Bible studies that will encourage, teach, counsel and grow men and women in relationship to God and to one another.

5 thoughts on “Jesus Calls Me Friend

  1. Linda, your sweet message reminds me of the wonderful hymn, “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and grief to bear…”. It is so true that He loves us for the real us. The us without our mask on. Praise be for His great love for each one of us! Blessings, Susan


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