It is a beautiful sight to see someone stand in truth even when others believe the lies. It is a beautiful thing to witness grace extended when one could choose to join the hate bashing. It is exhilarating to experience a heart becoming transformed in an instant when God reveals his perspective of someone so full of hate and bitterness.
This path is not easy. Love is long suffering. It will involve heartache. Tears will fall. Some days you might wonder how to work past the pain. Other times you might feel like nothing you do matters. Loving someone, truly loving someone involves a full package that will slowly be molded into your life if you choose it. This package is simple yet complex.
“Love is patient and kind; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a
If you love like this it will transform you day by day because God desires you to know his love in deeper ways. To know more of God means that you will know more of love. To love like this means to have the heart and mind of Christ himself. It is why it can be so offensive to so many. It is why it can melt a stone cold heart in an instant. Our hearts are designed to rejoice with this truth.
Rejoice dear readers! Love never fails. You know what that means? Love always wins no matter how dire the circumstances, no matter how impossible things might look. Love will remain. Doesn’t that just fill your joy meter? When you choose love, you choose joy and you choose faith! And this gives us great reasons to always hope and endure during the most painful circumstances of life. We can love those who reject us. We can love those who hate us. We can choose joy amidst the sorrow.
Have great Faith!