Relationships are complicated.

I really wish I could understand everything about everything. I know it’s not practical for my good, but none the less, life would be easier that way. Like friendships, why are they so hard to keep. Girls, why is it so hard to meet a godly girl. My parents, why do they love me so much even when I fail. God, why did he send his son for me, when he knew I would spit in his face. Relationships are complicated, and even more complicated to understand.

When it comes to relationships, specifically dating relationships, I’m probably not the guy you would want to ask advice from. But if it’s for mending a broken heart, that’s defintely where I excel. James 1:2-4 “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.  For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.  So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” I use this as a guideline for when someone has a broken heart, but it’s good for any issues with any relationships. I love where It says: “For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.” God is glorified throught the junk you are tested with, and how you choose to stay away from it.

With the youth we’ve been talking about putting up guardrails in our lives, and in our relationships. Setting bounderies so our relationships with friends, girls, parents, and God can all be glorifying to our maker. I really do think this applies to everybody, young and old. We should consider it great joy when we face trials of any kind in our relationships. Because we know it’s a test from God, and an opportunity to praise him with our actions and reactions.

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