Love can hurt; it is a process!
Where are you; in the process?
Jesus; demonstrates this for us:
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Because; it requres us to die to ourselves!
I truly believe that; this verse is used so often; we forget; and perhaps; take for granted; what this truly means;
How painful; it must have been for God.
Yes, he is God.
I can’t even fathom; the Pain He must have felt!!!!
The pain Jesus, must have felt; When He said “Abba , Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me; nevertheless not what I will, but thy will.
Dying to ones self is very painful.
Apostle Paul; reached that point as well.
1 Corinthians 15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
We must; surrender, our will to His Will.
Realizing; love reqires; us to give when we are tired and when it hurts.
I know that marriage is not always easy.
I know; that it can feel lonely in the midnight hour.
I just want to encourage you.
God knows and God sees.
Sometimes; we must encourage ourselves.
My heart goes out to people that are experiencing growth pains; in any area of their lives; when God awakes you at that wee hour in the morning; listen to Him.
There is a reason.
Again; Love is not always convenient.
This is why; I suggest you fall in love with The Lord first.
So that we can experience; what it is like to Love and give; firsthand.
Then, we are not so easily provoked to give up.
Whether it be:
Our Parents; devote their Time and Effort to us; when they were younger.
Do not throw them away. Now.
Regardless; of what stage of life you may find yourself In.
Be kind, be understanding, be loving, be patient.
This too, shall pass.
P.S. Love THEM; ANYWAY! !!
John 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I do lay down my life, that I might take it again.
John 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
Please know; the Jewish people; did not take Jesus’s life.
Per Scriptures: He gave his life!
Truth is; He loved us.
He did and was willing to sacrifice for YOU AND I.
HE was 33 years of age. Do you think that it was convenient?