When You Don’t Love Valentine’s Day

Who doesn’t love Valentine’s Day? After all, what’s not to love about a day to celebrate life, love, and of course chocolate, right? Mmm . . . sometimes a lot of things.

Honestly, Valentine’s Day is a tough day for a lot of people. For those who are lonely and for those who have lost family and other loved ones, Valentine’s Day can be a bitter reminder of what they never had or what they once had and then lost. I know people who truly loathe Valentine’s Day for these reasons—and I can’t say I blame them. There have been years in my life when Valentine’s Day was far from celebratory, chocolate intensive or not.

For those of you who are hurting even more than usual today, I just want to share that you are loved. Even if you truly feel you have no loved ones in you life, God loves you. No matter who you are, no matter what you’ve done, he loves you more than you can even imagine. His love has no bounds, and he wants to pour it out on you. He wants a relationship with you and yearns to fill the emptiness in your life with his peace, joy, hope, and love. All you need to do is call on him.

Life is hard. And love sometimes hurts—a lot. But I can tell you from personal experience that God’s love heals. It doesn’t happen overnight, and sometimes it takes years. But God can make life worth living again; all you need to do is seek him.

If you’re not a Christian and don’t know where to start in your relationship with God, reading the book of John is a good first step. Contact a pastor or Christian friend. Even message me if you’d like. I’d be more than happy to talk with you.

God loves you, and happy Valentine’s Day!

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