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Jesus, My Friend

"A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17

"If you have a friend like that, you have a treasure. Someone with whom you can peel back the layers of your heart, knowing that he or she will handle tenderly and loyally everything that is revealed.
That is why I consider Jesus to be my friend. Of course, there used to be times in prayer when I would get tongue-tied over whether or not I was praising Him properly. I would measure far too carefully my words, wondering if my prayer was progressing the way it should in a tidy order or adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication. Sometimes I just gave up in frustration.
All the while, Jesus must have been waiting for me to simply peel back the layers of my heart and openly share a tumble of thoughts and confessions, like chaff and grain. He wanted to assure me that with His faithful hand He would keep what was worth keeping in my prayer and gently blow the rest away.
Jesus is a friend with whom you can feel safe."

Taken from Diamonds in the Dust-Joni Eareckson Tada

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