Where Do I Find Love?
I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will guide him and restore comfort to him. Isaiah 57:18
Where do you find love? Is it satisfying? These questions are at the heart of the matter at this time of soul searching.
One of the saddest things I ever hear is of one spouse leaving another because they just don’t feel the love anymore. So many people from my generation, including many of my acquaintances from Christian college, are going through this in their 20’s and 30’s. The abandoned spouse is usually left in shock, rejected from the inside out. Someone who knows them better than anyone else just walks out the door. I was talking to my mom about this phenomenon and she said, “We don’t divorce our kids.” No, we don’t. No matter how hard things get… No matter how many times they may scream, “I don’t love you,” we don’t walk out the door.
We often make the mistake of thinking that God is like other people. That’s a huge mistake. We, as humans, have been corrupted by our sin nature. The picture, that was so clear in the Garden of Eden, is a little bit murky. Even creation itself knows this. Romans 8 says that creation is waiting for our redemption. But in the meantime, we have an uncorrupted God to look to for perfect love. He knows us even better than our own parents know us. Even in our sin, He waits for us. He is Love therefore He defines what love truly is. And His love doesn’t abandon us. It has our best interests at heart. Jesus doesn’t just see our potential, He sees us now.
Thank you for being Love. Perfect, incorruptible love. Forgive me for comparing You to people. I see You now knowing that You see everything about me.
In Jesus Name
Listen to Psalm 100 by Chris Tomlin
How have you compared God to other people?
Why is this wrong?