When I was single, I'd always hope for a love interest so Valentine’s Day wouldn't be so unbearable. I thought if I had someone to celebrate the day with, I would feel loved. So, I did my best to get noticed and to receive attention, hoping maybe I would find love. I didn't know what love meant but I knew I needed it. I hungered for it. Sadly though, I was looking for it in all the wrong people and places. I longed to know that I matter to someone, anyone. I always thought I was crazy for feeling this way. I hated myself for being so needy, for wanting to be loved. I didn’t know that God created me with the need to be loved so that I would feel valued, accepted and purposeful. God created all of us this way so it is natural that we yearn for love and go searching for it. To our detriment though, we turn to man for the interpretation of love instead of God. It is no surprise then that our attempts at love often fails. Perhaps, we need to consider what God has to say about love.
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