Do you ever wake up and feel so tired? or you go home from a fun and happy party but you feel sad after, or you feel drained? It’s weird right? You were surrounded by so much love yet you walk away without it. Maybe because you’re the loving kind of person in the group? And you spend so much of yourself and your energy serving, loving, and making people happy? Maybe most of the love that surrounded you actually came from you?
What’s special about love is that it runs out. We get tired, we get drained, we feel empty. So how can we love when we’re empty? We cannot give what we do not have. We can look to other people who are close to us for love, but what if they’re empty too? We can count on their love to fill us up, but what if we empty their love tank after a while?
What’s special about love is that it isn’t perfect. What’s special about love is that it needs God. What’s special about love is that it is built by God, for God, and… It is God. God is love.
Our hearts are built to yearn for perfect love that humans are not able to give. Fortunately, we have a God that has it. His merciful, sovereign love never runs out, it never fails. So when we’re empty, we can look to Him to fill us up. We love because He first loved us. We are able to love ourselves and share the love with others because of Him.
So the next time you feel empty, look to Him for the love that you need. Take some time off, put down the gadgets, be silent, listen to Him, talk about things, listen to worship songs, listen to talks, go to church, sit in the middle of nature. Be in His presence. You’ll be surprised with His power. Promise!
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