This is an ugly one. A hard one to swallow. Let me share a life experience with you that maybe can be an easier way to understand. Have you ever met someone so perfect, so right for you..and you just walk on cloud 9 for weeks. A smile that just wouldn't go away. Anxiously awaiting each phone call and getting the giddy feeling each time it rang. Perfect. Then something happens.Be it your fault or his, your happy bubble pops. Mister perfect isn't so perfect after all. You bemoan life. You think over and over what went wrong. What could have happened? It can get, if your not careful, to the point of obsession. Where every waking minute is spent on thinking of this person and what went wrong. This is when you need to stop. For me, it took a major grinding in the rock tumbler from God..that was much needed, for me to see His purpose not mine. To step back and see what went wrong. When something consumes you so much, be it in any relationship,that it's all you focus on...it's become an idol. Say your spouse or person your dating isn't giving you all that you have dreamed of...you can go on and on about it. Until it grows..pushing you farther and farther away from God..and closer to sin. Maybe even to someone else's arms who seems to say and do all the things he/she doesn't. Do you think that that's what God wills for you? I use to do that. When I was hurt. When someone disappointed me. When our relationship broke up..I would run to someone else for comfort. For distraction. To forget the pain. It's a bad habit. As God has been working hard on me lately, going through very painful life experiences, I am finally starting to learn to stop doing that. To stop running to someone else but to Him. Each experience I am starting to write down in my book of life as lessons learned. If you have caused the hurt, think back to what you have done and could do better. Remember always to treat someone like you would want to be treated. To love as you would want to be loved. If it was someone else..pray for them. Pray that God will touch their hearts and guide them. Turning to sin isn't the answer. Obsessing about it isn't the answer. There is an answer to all sicknesses. To all hurt and pain. Be it in disappointment in your special person or anyone around you. God. The master Physician.
I can't promise you that it won't be painful. It has been for me. But the lessons He has taught me has made me grow even closer to Him. That in every waking moment,my eyes should be heavenward.
So goal today. Instead of complaining and focusing all your attention on what your not receiving. Turn it to God. Let Him handle everything. Start obsessing about how awesome God is and what His plans are for you. Pray for His words to fill you and guidance..and strength.
The change inside you will be awesome. No greater peace can be found then the peace that God has supplied to me.
You have been raised up with Christ. So think about things that are in heaven. That is where Christ is. He is sitting at God’s right hand. Think about things that are in heaven. Don’t think about things that are on earth.
You died. Now your life is hidden with Christ in God. Christ is your life. When he appears again, you also will appear with him in heaven’s glory.