Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy as unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.
Valentine’s Day is a holiday that thrives on expectation--the joy found when our beloved goes out of his way to show us his undying devotion and love.
I don’t want a last minute card, I want a personal note.
I don’t want the expected, I want the unexpected
I don’t want actions done under pressure, out of guilt, I want to see the heart.
Love me daily, passionately. Jealously defend my heart, don’t fail me, don’t turn away because of my weaknesses…look past the outside and know the woman I am and all that I can be.
I’ve found one who knows me through and through--my worries and insecurities don’t drive him away; when my self-focus disappoints him, he doesn’t reciprocate. He listens to me when I need to ramble and vent and cry and he dries my tears and reminds me of his faithfulness. When I lose my way, he takes my hand and when I can’t see my value he reminds me that I am his…cherished so much that he would die for me.
He sees me as beautiful, priceless. He chose me and wants to spend time with me. Eternity.
He can never disappoint me and I never doubt his love because he’ll fight for me, move heaven and earth to show me he loves me. He’s proven it in a thousand different ways.
He wants my love, but leaves that choice up to me. What kind of fool would turn away?
I don’t have anything to prove to him. I don’t have to "play games" to make sure I’m noticed or that I’m respected or that I’m capable. I don’t have to bear my burdens alone because he lifts them off.
He gives me my inner most desires before I ask. His promises are unbreakable and I am willing to give up all my rights because he knows better than I.
He reaches out for me and I can go into the shelter of his arms anytime I need to. And when I get far away and have lost sight of him, I only have to turn and his hand is there, waiting for me to take it.
He walks ahead of me, makes a way for me, fights my battles, overwhelms my enemies.
He stands, with love in his eyes, and presents me to all as his bride, pure, fought for, loved. More than I can understand.
Every day, every moment.
I am special. I am loved.
If you’ve been disappointed or today has become a painful reminder of what’s lacking in your life, you are one of many, many people who find Valentine's Day an empty holiday. Don’t expect perfection in an imperfect world. If you're alone in this journey, He will fill that 'aloneness'. No one is capable of filling the void in our lives but the one who created us. He is the only one who will never fail you. Talk to him. He’s listening.
We are too. Email us at InkwellInspirations@gmail.com if you’re hurting or you need to talk.
The beautiful poetry at the beginning of my post is from Song of Solomon where Jesus' relationship with believers ("the church") is represented by a maid and her love, a bride and her bridegroom. God's love for us is passionate. Never doubt it.
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