In the world we live in today, I sometimes wonder if the word Love, has fizzled out.
We live in a materialistic world where many people wear ‘masks’ because they are scared of rejection, or because of things that have happened to them they where a mask and don’t want to face the issues in life, and because of this people aren’t who they are meant to be and who God wants them to be.
So, this leaves us to living in a world, that we don’t really know if people really love us or understand us, or even if the people we meet are genuine and creates a barrier.
But, as Christians, we need to be available to love all kinds of people. Yes relationships are very difficult, people will gossip about us, we will not be treated right, and we will have all sorts of ‘trouble’ but it says in the Bible this will happen.
I find it very difficult to know how to ‘love’ people. I would say I am kind, and helpful person and like talking to people and being there. I suppose that is part of loving people,
Jesus died on the cross because HE loves us. Quite an incredible thing really, yet also a painful thing to go through. Yet He was amazing, despite what people put Him through He chose to forgive them, and He forgives our wrongs.
I am glad I have my faith to hold on to when things get tough, sometimes, I know we should be thankful and acknowledge what God has done for us, but even though I don’t like my trials, I find it is when friendships are strengthened, and when my relationship with God is strengthened, and when I write my strongest songs.
I have been thinking about a verse 1:corinthians 13.4-8
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[b] 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, butrejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never ends
It is a verse I have been thinking about alot lately, because in this world we can throw things away and replace them with ‘new’ things. I feel this reflects how society works with any relationship too. Oh can’t be bothered because it’s difficult so I will give up.
If you are struggling with any relationship, and you are Christian, keep your eyes fixed on Him, no matter how deep the problem, He is all we have, His love is pure constant and Holy, He sees our wrongs but by His grace the slate is clean.
Lets focus on this pure love that He provides and be thankful that when we are in the deepest pit with life, His Love will not be shaken, despite us feeling broken.