12 REASONS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS THE BEST ONE YOU'LL EVER HAVE

There are times when people disappoint us. There are times when people hurt us. There are times when we feel excruciatingly lonely. BUT there is an ever-present, all-knowing, compassionate God Who cares for us and loves us regardless of our personal circumstances. When I think about the qualities I would most like to see in a close friend, God fulfills each one. 
  
Here are 12 reasons why our relationship with God is the best one we will ever have. 
  

1. He is always available, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no matter where we are or what our circumstances. 

  

2. He is the best listener we will ever find. We can talk to Him about anything and not feel shame, guilt, or judgment. 

  

3. His love is unconditional. 

  

4. He is kind, caring, and compassionate

  

5. He looks after us; He protects us from harm. 

  

6. He opens doors to benefit us, and he closes doors that are not for us. 

  

7. He gives wise counsel; He knows what is best for us and helps to direct our path. 

  

8. He gently nudges us when we have done wrong and compels us to do what is right. 

  

9. He is patient and forgiving

  

10. He always answers prayers

  

11. He will never leave us or forsake us

  

12. He promises eternal life, and prepares a room for each one of us in our forever home. 

WOW! What more could we ever want?

 

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34 comments

  • monica Cassar
    monica Cassar Lexington NC
    I see this is just what I need now. my circumstances has hurt me so much lately I no I got to wait it's all in his time but it's hard I want the circumstances took care right away. I am going to do right. I know its Best

    I see this is just what I need now. my circumstances has hurt me so much lately I no I got to wait it's all in his time but it's hard I want the circumstances took care right away. I am going to do right. I know its Best

  • Shewit
    Shewit Atlanta
    I needed this today. Yea God only is available to listen to me any time but I was not paying attention for His availability. Working hard to do on my own . But I am deciding to engoy His presence while it is time.

    I needed this today. Yea God only is available to listen to me any time but I was not paying attention for His availability. Working hard to do on my own . But I am deciding to engoy His presence while it is time.

  • john h
    john h grove city ohio
    thank you i needed that.

    thank you i needed that.

  • Rev. Joseph Holmes
    Rev. Joseph Holmes Lexington NC
    This is some really good, encouraging and much needed teaching. 🙏

    This is some really good, encouraging and much needed teaching. 🙏

  • Matt
    Matt Rancho Cucamonga
    I need pray and change my life and i want to get close to God

    I need pray and change my life and i want to get close to God

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    I will pray for you, Matt.

    I will pray for you, Matt.

  • Georgia
    Georgia Pascagoula,MS
    I won't a close relationship with God, an pray God will hear an answer my pray

    I won't a close relationship with God, an pray God will hear an answer my pray

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Georgia, I will pray for you too. :)

    Georgia, I will pray for you too. smile

  • monicah gathoni
    monicah gathoni kiambu,kenya
    it ansered all my questions in life

    it ansered all my questions in life

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Good to hear, Monicah!

    Good to hear, Monicah!

  • Soila
    Soila Texas
    I need this cause off all the thing’s that been happening to my son nothing seen to be going good in his life he can’t seem to get it together every where he turned something bad happened to him he went to Prison at 19yrs and came home no one want to give him A chance to get his life together his had a family but how can he take care of them if no one will give him a chance

    I need this cause off all the thing’s that been happening to my son nothing seen to be going good in his life he can’t seem to get it together every where he turned something bad happened to him he went to Prison at 19yrs and came home no one want to give him A chance to get his life together his had a family but how can he take care of them if no one will give him a chance

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Hi Soila: I am so sorry to hear about your son's troubles. Everyone deserves another chance. My husband and I are praying for both you and your son.

    Hi Soila: I am so sorry to hear about your son's troubles. Everyone deserves another chance. My husband and I are praying for both you and your son.

  • Paula Scarpelos
    Paula Scarpelos Tiverton RI
    Please help me pray that I can get closer to God and not drift away from him I love God so much and I don't want to disappoint him because he never disappoints me

    Please help me pray that I can get closer to God and not drift away from him I love God so much and I don't want to disappoint him because he never disappoints me

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Father, Paula loves you so much. But there are times when the world tries to distract her and pull her away. Your Word says that there is no temptation that we can't overcome when we are in You. I pray that Paula will feel your ever-present love in such a deep way, that her fear of drifting away will be replaced with a deep desire to draw closer to You. I thank you Lord for what you are going to do in Paula's life. In Your Name, Holy Jesus, Amen.

    Father, Paula loves you so much. But there are times when the world tries to distract her and pull her away. Your Word says that there is no temptation that we can't overcome when we are in You. I pray that Paula will feel your ever-present love in such a deep way, that her fear of drifting away will be replaced with a deep desire to draw closer to You. I thank you Lord for what you are going to do in Paula's life. In Your Name, Holy Jesus, Amen.

  • Joanes
    Joanes Philippines
    Hello, I just got herein this site but while Im reading those words I cant hold on my tears anymore it really touches me my heart and soul. Im having a Broken heart right now on my past relationship and God is the only one whose thereto comfort me.

    Hello, I just got herein this site but while Im reading those words I cant hold on my tears anymore it really touches me my heart and soul. Im having a Broken heart right now on my past relationship and God is the only one whose thereto comfort me.

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Joanes your tears show that the Holy Spirit is touching you deeply. Yes, God is a great comforter. I pray that He ministers to your heart with great compassion as it heals your broken heart.

    Joanes your tears show that the Holy Spirit is touching you deeply. Yes, God is a great comforter. I pray that He ministers to your heart with great compassion as it heals your broken heart.

  • Fred Kaplan
    Fred Kaplan 30 Jackson Street Apartment s202 Freehold New Jersey
    Thank you so much for your tips on growing closer to God. I need it now more than ever my girlfriend is dying in the hospital and I'm dying in the house from physical infirmities I need Jesus now more than ever I feel alone I don't know what to do add

    Thank you so much for your tips on growing closer to God. I need it now more than ever my girlfriend is dying in the hospital and I'm dying in the house from physical infirmities I need Jesus now more than ever I feel alone I don't know what to do add

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Hi Fred: Thank you for sharing your story. I am so sorry to hear about your and your girlfriend's difficult circumstances. I pray that this is a time that you both grow closer to Him. May you feel the Lord's compassionate heart in a deeper way than you have ever before. I pray the same for your girlfriend. May the Lord bless you, keep you, and make His face shine upon you. May He be gracious to you and turn His face toward you and give you peace. Fred, Jesus has a purpose and a plan for your life regardless of your circumstances. May your heart be ready for what He has in store! Amen!

    Hi Fred: Thank you for sharing your story. I am so sorry to hear about your and your girlfriend's difficult circumstances. I pray that this is a time that you both grow closer to Him. May you feel the Lord's compassionate heart in a deeper way than you have ever before. I pray the same for your girlfriend. May the Lord bless you, keep you, and make His face shine upon you. May He be gracious to you and turn His face toward you and give you peace. Fred, Jesus has a purpose and a plan for your life regardless of your circumstances. May your heart be ready for what He has in store! Amen!

  • Edmund  Odikpo
    Edmund Odikpo Nigeria
    It's really a miracle to have come across this article at this time of my life. I am currently passing through a hard time in my life but i am really trusting God on this. Please help me pray to God that i may be healed of every form of addiction in my life,i love God so much but these addictions draw me away from his presence...i want to be in God's presence permanently.

    It's really a miracle to have come across this article at this time of my life. I am currently passing through a hard time in my life but i am really trusting God on this. Please help me pray to God that i may be healed of every form of addiction in my life,i love God so much but these addictions draw me away from his presence...i want to be in God's presence permanently.

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Dear Edmund: With Jesus's death on the cross, burial, and resurrection, each of us as individuals now can approach the throne directly to talk to God the Father, at any time and under any circumstances! Isn't that wonderful? I will support you with prayer. Dear Heavenly Father, Edmund has shown his heart and expressed with his words that he is trusting You to heal him of the addictions in his life. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." Father, I pray that Edmund remembers that when he is weak, You will be strong. Thank you for Edmund's heart to want to rest, be, and live in Your presence so that the things of this world will no longer taste sweet to him, but only time spent with you. In Your Name, Amen.

    Dear Edmund: With Jesus's death on the cross, burial, and resurrection, each of us as individuals now can approach the throne directly to talk to God the Father, at any time and under any circumstances! Isn't that wonderful? I will support you with prayer. Dear Heavenly Father, Edmund has shown his heart and expressed with his words that he is trusting You to heal him of the addictions in his life. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." Father, I pray that Edmund remembers that when he is weak, You will be strong. Thank you for Edmund's heart to want to rest, be, and live in Your presence so that the things of this world will no longer taste sweet to him, but only time spent with you. In Your Name, Amen.

  • Mavis
    Mavis Accra, Ghana.
    I feel blessed to have found this page, powerful message from God's words, and indeed I'm glad.

    I feel blessed to have found this page, powerful message from God's words, and indeed I'm glad.

  • Kara
    Kara Florida
    I am lost , I need Christ , but I just don't understand slot of things

    I am lost , I need Christ , but I just don't understand slot of things

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, Mavis! May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, Mavis! May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you.

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Hi Kara: Thanks for reaching out. The most important thing you need to know is that God loves you passionately and unconditionally. You can't "earn" His love, all you have to do is lean into it. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Take time to spend with Him throughout your day. Read His Word (the Bible), starting with the Book of John. You have a whole lifetime to learn more about God, and through that, yourself. Think of it as an adventure! May the Lord bless you.

    Hi Kara: Thanks for reaching out. The most important thing you need to know is that God loves you passionately and unconditionally. You can't "earn" His love, all you have to do is lean into it. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Take time to spend with Him throughout your day. Read His Word (the Bible), starting with the Book of John. You have a whole lifetime to learn more about God, and through that, yourself. Think of it as an adventure! May the Lord bless you.

  • Kathy
    Kathy Florida
    I pray for an answer from God, my Lord and Savior for his guidance if I should sign a lease to rent a house in Florida with my ex and his girlfriend and my adult son who has Schizophrenia.

    I pray for an answer from God, my Lord and Savior for his guidance if I should sign a lease to rent a house in Florida with my ex and his girlfriend and my adult son who has Schizophrenia.

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Father, you are ever present, always listening; You love Your children and You ache for us when we are going through difficult circumstances. Your servant Kathy in Florida has laid out her heart Father, praying for Your guidance for where to live and with who. You know her heart Father. You want the best for Your children, and Kathy is asking for direction and guidance for this potentially very difficult situation. May the eyes of her heart be in tune with Your will. May you protect and guide her in this matter. In Jesus's name I pray, Amen!

    Father, you are ever present, always listening; You love Your children and You ache for us when we are going through difficult circumstances. Your servant Kathy in Florida has laid out her heart Father, praying for Your guidance for where to live and with who. You know her heart Father. You want the best for Your children, and Kathy is asking for direction and guidance for this potentially very difficult situation. May the eyes of her heart be in tune with Your will. May you protect and guide her in this matter. In Jesus's name I pray, Amen!

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca Chicago
    Edmund, stay close 2 God by reading the word of God and read scriptures on deliverence. You can find them in the concordance. You must Speak to your body, you have the same Spirit of God in you. Jesus spoke to a tree, & it withered & died. You are a speaking spirit! Command all drugs 2 leave your body in the name of JESUS !!! Every time u get the urge for drugs tell it to "go and say , I AM the righteousness of God & my body is the temple of God." Speak out loud & tell the drugs & devil to flee from your body it must go", and it will ! Be consistent in reading your Bible and pray always, It will draw you nearer 2 God. I will be praying for you. You shall overcome !!! Believe. 🎇

    Edmund, stay close 2 God by reading the word of God and read scriptures on deliverence. You can find them in the concordance. You must Speak to your body, you have the same Spirit of God in you. Jesus spoke to a tree, & it withered & died. You are a speaking spirit! Command all drugs 2 leave your body in the name of JESUS !!! Every time u get the urge for drugs tell it to "go and say , I AM the righteousness of God & my body is the temple of God." Speak out loud & tell the drugs & devil to flee from your body it must go", and it will ! Be consistent in reading your Bible and pray always, It will draw you nearer 2
    God. I will be praying for you. You shall overcome !!! Believe. 🎇

  • Analiza
    Analiza Singapore
    Thank you for this encouraging message. I’m blessed I found this. Please help me pray for my difficult situation. I feel like there’s no way out of debt.

    Thank you for this encouraging message. I’m blessed I found this. Please help me pray for my difficult situation. I feel like there’s no way out of debt.

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Amen, Rebecca!

    Amen, Rebecca!

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Dear Analiza: Thank you for your kind words. Heavenly Father, when there seems no way out, You can make a way. Give Analiza divine insight as to how she can overcome her debt. I pray that You give her the wisdom and means to go beyond debt management to thriving beyond her wildest dreams! Amen!

    Dear Analiza: Thank you for your kind words. Heavenly Father, when there seems no way out, You can make a way. Give Analiza divine insight as to how she can overcome her debt. I pray that You give her the wisdom and means to go beyond debt management to thriving beyond her wildest dreams! Amen!

  • Rhonda
    Rhonda Riverdale IL
    Goodmorning Sally Meadow I'm asking for prayer too control my anger when my children doesn't do what I asked of them, and then I'm asking for prayer for a closer relationship with God, and then I'm also praying for me too continue too not be tempted to smoke cigarettes or weed or alcohol, I'm also asking for prayer on a biopsy I have too have on my right breast, I'm also praying for healing through my body when it hurts all day.

    Goodmorning Sally Meadow I'm asking for prayer too control my anger when my children doesn't do what I asked of them, and then I'm asking for prayer for a closer relationship with God, and then I'm also praying for me too continue too not be tempted to smoke cigarettes or weed or alcohol, I'm also asking for prayer on a biopsy I have too have on my right breast, I'm also praying for healing through my body when it hurts all day.

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Hi Rhonda: Thanks so much for responding. I find it helpful in difficult times to go right to The Word. With respect to feeling angry when your children don't behave the way you would like them to, this is a natural human response. Here how the Lord would like us to respond inJames 1:19-20: "My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires." When your child does something that annoys you, take a breath and count to five before you respond. Try to understand why they are not obeying you. Perhaps they didn't understand, or need more explicit instruction. Maybe they just need a hug. By stopping and counting to five you give your mind a chance to see another perspective. When you draw near to God, He will draw near to you. I encourage you to pray to the Lord and tell Him you would like a closer relationship. Here's what the Bible says about temptation: "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." (1 Corinthians 10:13). When you feel tempted, stop and pray to God that He will give you the strength to not give in. I am sorry to hear about the pain you are experiencing. I find it helpful to remind myself that when Jesus died on the cross, He took everything negative we have gone through (or will go through) with Him on the cross. Picture Him healing you. Pray for relief. The Lord will answer your prayer in His timing and in His way. May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine on you. Amen.

    Hi Rhonda: Thanks so much for responding. I find it helpful in difficult times to go right to The Word. With respect to feeling angry when your children don't behave the way you would like them to, this is a natural human response. Here how the Lord would like us to respond inJames 1:19-20: "My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires." When your child does something that annoys you, take a breath and count to five before you respond. Try to understand why they are not obeying you. Perhaps they didn't understand, or need more explicit instruction. Maybe they just need a hug. By stopping and counting to five you give your mind a chance to see another perspective. When you draw near to God, He will draw near to you. I encourage you to pray to the Lord and tell Him you would like a closer relationship. Here's what the Bible says about temptation: "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." (1 Corinthians 10:13). When you feel tempted, stop and pray to God that He will give you the strength to not give in. I am sorry to hear about the pain you are experiencing. I find it helpful to remind myself that when Jesus died on the cross, He took everything negative we have gone through (or will go through) with Him on the cross. Picture Him healing you. Pray for relief. The Lord will answer your prayer in His timing and in His way. May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine on you. Amen.

  • Mwangala
    Mwangala Lusaka. Zambia
    I need to get close to God more than ever before, to hear Him speak to me when i need Him.

    I need to get close to God more than ever before, to hear Him speak to me when i need Him.

  • Sally Meadows
    Sally Meadows
    Father, may Mwangala's ears, eyes, and heart be open to what You have to say to her. May she feel the love and joy of being in Your presence, especially in those times when she needs Your touch in her life. Amen.

    Father, may Mwangala's ears, eyes, and heart be open to what You have to say to her. May she feel the love and joy of being in Your presence, especially in those times when she needs Your touch in her life. Amen.

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