Are You God’s “Fair-Weather” Friend?
God’s unconditionaly love for us should be our motivation to love Him.
Nobody likes a fair-weather friend. You know, those people who hang around only when things are going well. You realize that their companionship and loyalty are merely an illusion if they bolt as soon as times get tough. You wouldn’t want a “friend” like that.
Neither does God, but sadly, many of us treat Him that way. We give God our adoration and allegiance only when He fulfills our expectations. So, if things are going smoothly in our lives, we are glad to express our appreciation by being attentive to Him. But when difficulties arise, we are quick to blame God. We want a God who is going to make our lives easy, so if He doesn’t give us what we want, we don’t want to waste our time on Him.
Aren’t you glad that His love for us endures no matter how we treat Him? That is true love from a true friend, and that should be how we respond to Him.
We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in him. 1 John 4:16