And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1: 20-21)
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Women everywhere will wake up in anticipation of flowers, chocolates, lovely cards, jewelry, and romantic dinners out with their husbands or boyfriends.
Tomorrow evening, many women will go to sleep feeling let down, because their husbands or boyfriends failed to make their dreams come true.
From the time we are little girls, until we grow old, we long to be loved and cared about. We dream of finding our prince charming. We crave romance. Sadly, some women will spend their entire lives looking for something that doesn’t exist-the perfect man.
Those who are married to men, who are not the romantic types, may even end up seeking a divorce in search of a more romantic guy. The lives of children will be uprooted and homes destroyed, all because the expectation of having a perfect and romantic husband led to disappointment and feelings of discontentment.
The search for love can also lead us into addictions that destroy our lives. In 1980, there was a popular country music song, recorded by Johnny Lee, titled Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places. This could be the theme song of many women today, myself included.
True love that satisfies our thirsty and longing souls will never be found in food, alcohol, drugs, pornography, excessive spending, or extramarital affairs. In fact, these things will only leave us empty and longing for more. Eventually, they will ruin our lives and leave us filled with guilt and shame.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be loved. It’s a normal human desire. God created love. In fact, the Bible states that God is love. God created us to have a love relationship with him. While we are distracted trying to find love in all the wrong places, God is waiting for us to come to him.
God also created romance and marriage. They are beautiful things when enjoyed as he intended. However, perfect relationships do not exist. People have faults. People are not capable of loving us to the extent that God loves us.
If you are looking for real love and romance, God will never let you down. God’s love is perfect and pure. He never breaks his promises. He won’t abandon you. He loves you unconditionally. He desires intimacy with you.
Every minute we spend getting to know him better is never wasted time, for we will spend eternity with him. He is never too busy or distracted to listen to our prayers. He understands our hurt, pain, and suffering.
On this Valentines Eve, my prayer is that we will seek the true and loving God, whether we are in a loving human relationship or not. God is the creator of love and romance. In a world filled with broken relationships and divorce, his love is the one thing we can count on forever.
Welcome to my website. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to look around and make yourself at home. I’m just an imperfect Christian woman. I’m learning to walk by faith on the journey of life. I fail miserably at times. In fact, more times than I care to admit.
I have a heart for hurting women, especially those who struggle with food addiction and emotional eating. I know what it’s like to fail at one more attempt to lose weight. I know how defeating it is to want something so bad but to feel like it’s out of reach.
I also know how it feels to have your heart broken and shattered to pieces by the man who promised to love you forever. I was married for 34 years when my husband decided to leave, without telling me, and move to another state with his girlfriend. He not only abandoned me, but he also abandoned our four children and four grandchildren.
I know what it’s like to experience the feelings of rejection that cripple your self-worth when you’ve been replaced by another woman. I know what it’s like to have your self-esteem ripped to shreds. I know what it’s like to be haunted by thoughts of your husband with the other woman while you spend another night alone.
I battle with chronic health issues daily. I know the frustration that comes from not feeling well and trying to keep going. I forget what it feels like to feel well. I know how discouraging chronic pain can be. I know what it’s like to wonder if you can muster up enough energy to get through one more day.
I know what it’s like to suffer loss. My mother died unexpectedly at age 55. Her death was followed by the loss of several other family members. I also suffered an injury that resulted in me losing my job, income, and health insurance.
I share these things not to seek sympathy or to get attention. I simply want you to know where I’m coming from. I’ve always been told you should write about what you know. That will be my focus here in this space.
I will share what God places on my heart. Life is messy. I will be blogging about the good, the bad, and the ugly stuff of life. I won’t profess to be an expert on anything. The things shared in this space will come from the heart of an imperfect Christian woman who is still trying to get it right.
My life has been filled with great things and wonderful blessings. The bad stuff is just part of the walk of life. I’m thankful I met God many years ago. Without Him, I would never be where I am today. I am amazed that he even puts up with my imperfections and failures. His grace, given freely in the midst of my faltering, is more than my human mind can comprehend, but I’m so thankful for his gift of grace.
I pray my writing will encourage women to seek a relationship with God. I pray it will encourage those who already know God to keep going in the midst of whatever life throws their way. I’m still on the journey myself. I fail many times. I struggle. I pick myself up and start over again. It really is a minute-by-minute journey.
Writing has always been my passion. Many years ago, God impressed it upon my heart to put other things aside and write for His glory. It took me quite some time to be obedient to His call. An injury, and the subsequent months I spent in a wheelchair, took me away from my other job. Some say it was an accident, I know it was divine intervention.
Anyway, I’m finally being obedient to what God has called me to do-write for his glory. I hope you will join me on the journey to seek the one thing we all so desperately need amidst the distractions of a sinful and immoral world-an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.