"The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies." Psalms 18:2-3
I am not really sure how my thoughts will come out today. Honestly, I'm not sure if I'll even be able to get my thoughts out. Over the years I've learned that people will always let you down, but the Lord will always prevail.
He will NEVER fail me.
He will NEVER forsake me.
He will NEVER do evil against me.
He will ALWAYS have my best interest at heart.
He will ALWAYS love me.
He will ALWAYS be there for me.
I'd say that I'm a person who has a select few friends that I keep close. I've found so many times that you can put effort into a friendship, but if effort isn't returned, then the "friendship" will stay the same. Nothing will change. With the Lord, you can put effort in and receive so much in return. So much love. So much growth. So much fulfillment. So much contentment. So much comfort. None of this is received from a half-hearted friendship.
As Christians, we are to love one another. Love as Christ loved us. Love without expectation. Love with a pure love. This is often so hard to put into practice because of the way society has become. It's hard to love someone who doesn't love in return. It's hard to vulnerably put forth love, for fear of being rejected. I'm challenging myself to love without expecting love in return, to love wholeheartedly and to love as Christ loves me. I challenge you to do the same.