I acted like a lunatic during the first months of separation from my wife. I behaved as if a precious possession had been stolen from me and I desperately wanted it back. But it didn't happen.
Instead, God gradually opened up a new life. The life in Jesus Christ surpassed anything I could have dreamed up on my own. Jesus showed me that he could supply all my emotional needs.
Think of it this way. Jesus Christ is the personification of love, intimacy, and companionship. Where he resides these things manifest spontaneously. But if we try to fill these needs ourselves he respectfully steps aside.
My attempts to fill my own emotional needs have been fraught with disaster. Believe it or not, I've even had my life threatened by taking matters into my own hands. Being an experiential learner, I finally got the message.
"Let go and let God" is a tired old expression, probably coined in the 1970's or 80's. But it has found new relevance in the case of emotional fulfillment. We may get impatient waiting for God to act, but the wait is worthwhile and the results will far surpass our wildest expectations.
But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1: 4.
Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4: 26
Love and blessings,
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