The Struggle of Love

At camp, the paid summer staff and a few others give short testimonies on the things God has recently been teaching us. This was mine from a week ago.
Over the past two weeks, I have encountered some people who are very hard to love. And this week, with me still being fairly tired from my trip to New York City last week, it's even harder. All of these little things that some people are doing are really starting to get on my nerves. And instead of showing these people love, I was starting to snap at them a bit.
Then last night, I was hanging some stuff on the back line, and I just begged God to give me the strength to love and to have the patience that I needed.
And today, it's been a bit easier. It hasn't been a breeze, but I've been able to rely on God to show Christ's love a little bit more.
"Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins." 1 Peter 4:8

Bekah Joan


  1. That's the real test, isn't it? When we show love to people who don't make it easy. Thanks for the reminder that we're not to rely on our own strength to accomplish it.

  2. Yes! This is a lovely post. <3


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