“Sustaining love isnt easy, but it sure isn’t supposed to be that hard either. So when it really really just hurts, then stop hurting yourself. Know when you should stop giving, and stop fighting.”
“Don’t underestimate how forgiving we are to the ones we love.”
“But God said that love is patient and kind. It is not evil and it always protects. Always. So if this love cannot protect me and is not kind to me in any way at all, it is not the love that is best for me. It is not the love that I deserve.”
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
“But emotions override what you see and know sometimes and it’s something you have to learn to reign in.”
“I will give you this, my love, and I will not bargain or barter any longer. I will love you, as sure as He has loved me. I will discover what I can discover and though you remain a mystery, save God’s own knowledge, what I disclose of you I will keep in the warmest chamber of my heart, the very chamber where God has stowed Himself in me. And I will do this to my death, and to death it may bring me.
I will love you like God, because of God, mighted by the power of God. I will stop expecting your love, demanding your love, trading for your love, gaming for your love. I will simply love. I am giving myself to you, and tomorrow I will do it again. I suppose the clock itself will wear thin its time before I am ended at this altar of dying and dying again.
God risked Himself on me. I will risk myself on you. And together, we will learn to love, and perhaps then, and only then, understand this gravity that drew Him, unto us.”
— Donald Miller