Ah, Valentine’s Day. Very few days of the year have the polarizing effect that you do.
Let’s face it, a whole lot of people either love or hate this holiday depending on where they are in life.
For lovebirds it can be the most romantic day of the year and a day to celebrate your relationship with your loved one. For those who have lost love or simply not found it yet, it can be a day that is dreaded like few others. As with countless others out there, I’ve experienced both sides of this.
Wherever you fall on the spectrum, it seems people have a tendency to place a high level of importance on being with someone and sharing love. Nothing wrong with that of course, but keeping it in perspective is important.
Those of us who really want love in our lives are going to go through ups and downs in the process. If you’re gonna put yourself out there, chances are you’re gonna get hurt sometimes. You might end up hurting other people sometimes. People get hurt in the world of love. It happens.
If no one cared, it wouldn’t happen. But we all know that’s never going to be the case. Overwhelmingly as human beings, we care, and we open ourselves up to hurt as a result.
When there is hurt from unfulfilled relationships and when there is loneliness, it’s easy to get negative and feel like we’re missing out. But what we often fail to forget is that we already have the opportunity to share a love with someone who will always be there, regardless of our relationship status.
Whether you’re happily married or dating someone you’re crazy about, or whether you’re single, divorced, widowed, or anything else in between – God loves you. That love will always be there, no matter what happens in your life. All He wants is for you to love Him back.
So, for anyone out there who’s feeling bummed about Valentine’s Day this year (or anyone else for that matter) I would like to share these words:
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone and remember, no matter where you are in life right now as you read this…you are loved.
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