Christ loves me, and I love Him. That is why, for me, staying strong and loyal to my Lord is my only option. No matter whatever weaknesses I may have or whatever troubles, persecutions, mistreatments, or sorrows that may come my way, I can rest assured that Christ, my spiritual Husband, won’t ever betray me or forsake me.
Often the very people we treasure the most will be the people who hurt us the most. This truth is why the rate of broken families in America is a sad commentary on our Christian nation.
What have believers in Christ done with encouragement or exhortation? It is sad that God’s children do not encourage ALL their brothers and sisters in Christ, when they have the opportunities to do so—sad that so many believers, instead, think it is okay to pick and choose the people they will give support to, give hope to, give help to, show love to, inspire, strengthen, and etcetera.
Far too many people have never experienced true love, and many of these people only have felt an unrequited love or a one-sided love—love that was not openly reciprocated.