Unfinished Love

I don’t think I truly understood love until this past month. I am not talking about the love we have for our family or children. I mean the love that develops for someone that is so deep that their happiness is more important than your own. The kind of love that throughout the day prays and hopes for the healing and happiness of another, even when there is no contact.

God brought a wonderful man into my life and we built a foundation on Christ, on friendship, and on mutual respect and love. Due to the circumstances of our relationship we have experienced some unique struggles. But through it all, the depth of love has remained. I don’t know where God is leading us, I know that this incredible man who has captured my heart is hurting and trying to heal from things that have nothing to do with our relationship. And I know that this healing can’t occur in the midst of our circumstances.

The hardest part about knowing someone you love is in pain is not being able to do anything about it – except try not to make it worse. The circumstances in the distance between us was making his pain worse. So in order to allow for his healing and in order to seek and know the direction God is leading, we are walking alone on our own paths. It is my hope that our paths are running parallel and will cross again in the future, but it is my prayer that the Lord lead this man who I adore, to full healing and restoration. That Christ leads him to a place where he finds joy in every day, and to a life that fully seeks to follow God’s purpose. Whether that is with me by his side or not.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres“. (1Cor. 13:4-7)

Lord, this is my prayer
At the cross I will lay
The man who I love,
Please hold him today.

Bring him into your presence
Lord fill him with peace
And when he is weary
Let your mercies not cease.

As he walks down this path
Lord show him the way
To the life that you have
And to joy every day

Lord this is my prayer
As I sit at your feet
I pray for his safety
Until again we will meet.

-Amy Salzman

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