Monday, August 6, 2018

When You Meet Love

No one in this life is exempt from pain and sorrow. They travel together seeking the next victim as their prey. Pain and sorrow look for any opportunity to strike. The fruit of their labor is depression, hopelessness, and bitterness. 

Pain is not always physical. It is often concealed behind a smiling face in the heart and emotions. It may hide a buried sorrow. It is often easier to hide the pain than deal with it. Emotional pain is real, as a result of being hurt by someone. The victims of pain and sorrow have questions. Will it always be this way? Does anyone really care?

Many are afraid to trust hope for a better day. Sorrow defies hope, saying, "It will never get better. This is the way it has to be." Hope does not give up. Hope comes to the heart burdened with pain and sorrow. Hope brings good news. Yes, God cares. He welcomes the call for help. Hope encourages and comforts. "Now hope does not disappoint" (Romans 5:5).

Faith and hope introduces you to love. "God is love" (1 John 4:8). Love cares about pain. Love comforts those who sorrow. Faith receives hope and love. "And now abide faith, hope, and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love" (1 Corinthians 13:13). When you meet love, you meet God. He cares about you.