Posted anonymously from a good friend’s Facebook page.
I posted this four years ago.
A year after I posted this,
I almost quit ministry work.
Because love is hard.
Yes, LOVE IS HARD.
Love perseveres, but to persevere there must be struggle. Without struggle, there’s no need to persevere.
Love is kind, but to be kind, there must be a reason and opportunity to not be kind.
Love is patient, but to be patient, there must be difficult situations to either quit or allow patience to grow.
Yes, LOVE IS HARD
Love is a journey into unknowns
but we do not journey alone.
This morning I woke up asking God, “How do I love people who are purposely difficult and hurtful?”
And in the silence of my heart, I heard the answer. He said, “Love me…yes, love me…love me with ALL of your heart…and as you love me, I will fill you with my love…and my love will overwhelm your fears and strengthen you to see with eyes filled with love for all people…even the ones you think are difficult.”
And tears came to my eyes, because I knew these words were filled with truth and wisdom. And all I could say was, “Ok…I will love you…and I will stay focused on my love for you…and I will trust you to fill me with the kind of love that will remain strong and unbreakable.”