Thursday, June 2, 2011
Your True Love
Isaiah 30:18 (Amplified Bible)
And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice.Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!
Oh, How our Heavenly Father wants to spend time with you. He created you just for His sweet fellowship. Sometimes we forget that He is the lover of our soul. We try to fill our void up with other things...busyness, food, T.V., church activities, our kids, and even our spouses. What a high expectation on our husbands -trying to fill the void and emptiness in our lives. Sometimes our vessels are cracked and they have holes, so the love that gets poured in never seems to be enough. I know this pain: never feeling like you're good enough, always needing reassurance over and over, insecurities and fears from past relationships, not having a father around, and all the betrayals. All these past wounds can eat away at our love tanks. It can make us feel like we're on empty all the time. A husband's love is a blessing, but we should never expect their love and attention to be the only thing that brings us happieness. Remember Our Father God is the only one who can fill us up with everlasting love.
(12) "Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.
(13) Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.(14) I will be found by you, says the Lord." Jeremiah 29:12-14a
New Living Translation (NLT)
(8) But each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me,
and through each night I sing his songs,
praying to God who gives me life.
As we wait and hope and pray for our husband's transformation and our marriages to be healed, let us sit at the feet of Jesus and spend quality time with Him. He will satisfy the longing of our souls. He will heal the areas in our hearts and change us to be the kind of wives He desires for us to be.