Love Can Be Tough

Our love is pushed to its limits

Psalm 45:1-17

Reference: “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭45:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: It seems this year has become the year of the wedding for me. Not because I’m getting married (that happened 15 years ago) but I’ll be involved in four weddings this year.

Each couple is special and different in their own way but they are all doing something the same – declaring to love each other for the rest of their lives.

I haven’t been a part of a wedding that isn’t lovely on the day. All the planning and organising pays off and the celebration of love is amazing.

But love can be tough. And although we declare it on the day, it doesn’t always last forever.

When the stress and routine of every day life kicks in, our love is pushed to its limits and cracks start to show.

Application: One thing the Bible declares that will last forever is God. Even the longest marriage in the world has been outlived (and out-loved) by God.

Psalm 45 is written about a wedding and a true biblical wedding involves God. It is He who will last forever, whose beauty is greater than a bride’s and whose strength is greater than the groom’s.

Love is wonderful but let’s remember where love originates and how our God of love can truly change lives. That is the love we must aspire towards, no matter what relationship we are in.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your love. When our love becomes strained may we look to You and draw upon Your never-ending love. Amen.

What do you do when your love is pushed to the limit?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.