God, Show Me How to Love Again
Reading for the day: Proverbs 3:3-6
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
In the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And lean not on the ways of your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.”
After the death of a relationship or the end of a marriage, you may feel hurt, angry and betrayed. We enter into loving relationships believing they will last forever, and then have our hearts mortally wounded by betrayal or loss of love. How do we learn to love again after that kind of loss?
You must, as God asks us to, put your trust and faith in God rather than man. Keep in mind that you are still a wonderful, beautiful creature of the Lord, worthy of love. Continue to love those around you and remain faithful to God. This can be hard to do when we are angry and want to find someone to blame or punish the person who hurt us, but this only prolongs our pain.
Instead, learn to let go of those feelings so that your own heart is healed and you can learn to love again. Be slow to anger and quick to forgive. The Lord desires our forgiveness of others even as He forgives us. It’s a tall order when we feel betrayed, but if we don’t forgive, our hearts soon turn to stone, an infertile field for the seeds of love. If we soften our hearts and open them to others, the seeds of a new love will find a place to take root and grow.
If you trust in God rather than trusting in your own ways, you will realize that you don’t have to punish or be angry at the person who hurt you; you can leave all of the decisions about the other person’s life in God’s hand. Once you turn over your desire to hurt them and instead give them compassion, your heart will begin to heal. Once your heart begins to heal, you will be naturally learn to love again.
Prayer Suggestion: Let go of your desire to revenge and your anger toward the person who betrayed your love. Turn over that person and his troubles to God, praying for forgiveness and peace for both yourself and the person who hurt you. Ask God to soften your aching heart so that the seeds of love can be planted there.
Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking Christian business and marketing coach, speaker and author of newly published book, God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power, joy, peace and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.
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