It hurts our hearts when we lose a love.
God cradles us as He loves us. He knows our hearts, and what we love.
Do we love Him first? Do the things and people we love align with God and His will?
God will gently break our hearts to separate us from anything that separates us from Him.
What do you love? Television? Internet? Parties? Clothes? Food? People? None of these are bad; however, if we love any of them more than we love God, we are setting those, and ourselves, up as idols. And sometimes we love things we ought not love at all.
Exodus 20.3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
God has designed us in such a way that we will derive our greatest joys and peace when we love Him first. [Mind you, this post is in no way connecting the death of a loved one with anything God thinks is evil in your life. God has many purposes for life and death. If you have lost a loved one, my heart and prayers are with you – such loss is devastating, no getting around it.]
But, for those loves that lead you away from God: It may be time to lose a love. Ditch the idol. Toss the false heartthrob.
Maybe it’s a scary thing to lose your love. What will you hold on to?? God’s got you. He always has, He always will. He will gently love you and lead you. Take the leap.
Seek God first, and His righteousness, and all that you desire will be added unto you.