But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me. Psalm 13:5-6 NIV
Love is patient, love is kind.
Love isn’t control.
It doesn’t make you crazy or leave you drained, empty and alone.
It protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres.
Persevering isn’t hanging on to something or someone who isn’t good for me.
Something I serve instead of God.
• Making them see
• Helping them get it
• Holding on and getting dragged
• I need for you to be okay so I feel okay
Love is about what the other person needs – even when it’s hard and not what I want.
To love someone means I do what’s best, not what is easy or comfortable.
Sometimes loving someone means letting go.
Letting go doesn’t mean I stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else.
It means I can’t control another and trying makes our relationship toxic and unhealthy.
Letting go means I respect and see you as an individual with choices, not a patient or project to be cared for.
I support instead of fix.
Accept instead of deny.
Letting go means I take the focus off you and put it back on God and who and what He calls me to be.
Fear less and love more.
I trust God to do what I can’t.
His love never fails.
I let go of my expectations and remember what remains – faith, hope and love.
The greatest of these is love.
Surrender what I want for what He has.
I trust His plan – for you, for me.
Stop criticizing and regulating and recognize I can only change myself.
I begin living for my future instead of regretting the past.
Holding on means I get dragged through heartache.
God isn’t big enough.
The Trinity needs a fourth member.
I am a clanging cymbal, a resounding gong.
I gain nothing.
When I let go and let God, I free both you and me.
There is no love without freedom.
I stop keeping records of wrongs.
Forgive as I’ve been forgiven.
God is greater than my heart.
I trust in His unfailing love.