Our Longing for Love

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God gave us a longing for unconditional love because HE knew it could lead us to Him

I wonder if God gave us a longing for unconditional love because HE knew it could lead us to Him.  Throughout high school and college, I struggled with depression. I remember one afternoon I was thinking about my life and wondering why I felt so empty;

  • I thought about my dreams of marrying my high school sweetheart—dreams that crumbled because I expected him to be everything I needed.
  • I thought about my professors and friends whose approval I so desperately wanted.
  • I thought about how hard I’d worked to graduate with honors to prove my worth. And wondered why none of it was enough.

Then God whispered to my heart a thought I’d never had: "Renee, all you’ve ever wanted is unconditional love. But, you’ll never find the love you need in anyone but ME!” I now know that was the day I found the love I’d been longing for!  

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