Love is the Cure

Many of us humans have a tendency to point fingers at others then try to fix them. I do not think I have ever meet a human who does not do this to some extent. Myself included. It is sometimes much easier to try to fix someone else then fix yourself. It is often easier to point out someone else’s faults then acknowledge your own. Furthermore we are often blind to our own faults. For me I am many times incredibly aware of my faults. Sometimes a little to aware thus it causes me to struggle with hopelessness. What do you do when you can’t fix yourself? Similarly no one else can fix you either. This is a challenging struggle many of us face. We are all wrestling with something within ourselves.

Many times we want to fix others or fix ourselves yet we fail miserably to do so. So what is the answer? My personal belief is that love is the greatest healer. Love conquers. Love fixes. Love restores. For God is often the only thing that can fix us and God himself is love. If we abide in God through loving God, loving self and loving others this is often the cure. It is our selfishness, jealousy, pride and fear that often gets in the way of our love. Thus our selfishness, jealousy, pride and fear often hinder us from God fixing us and restoring parts that need his healing.

By focusing your attention on loving others you are opening yourself up to God’s restoration. You are also providing healing to someone else. For many times the only way to fix something is to provide love. The way of restoration is Jesus and Jesus is the ultimate example of love. What are you wrestling within yourself that is preventing you from loving God, self and others. Why not fight it by choosing to act in love even when it is difficult or outside your comfort zone. If we loved one another more than we loved our TV screen maybe people would be restored.

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:7-18

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