Day 10: Love is always worth it

I came across this song when I saw ‘Fireproof‘, and it’s words left me in a hot, melting mess, because they are truth.

Every. Single. Word.

Love is not a battlefield, it’s not a place where we go to fight, but it is absolutely, always, worth the fight.  To keep it.  To live it.  To make it stronger.  To make it real. Love is not a pick and choose kind of deal.  It’s a place we stay, we don’t just get to leave when it gets hard, and yes, it is hard. Every day.  With every relationship we have.  I don’t know about you, but one thing I’ve learnt in my 37 years is that the things in life that are worth something are hard work, and worth the effort.

I will never back down from this truth, and will never pull any punches in speaking the realities of love. It is not all sunshine and lollipops and red hearts and warm fuzzies.  It is hard.  It is gut wrenching.  It drains every ounce of energy we have, and brings us to depths we never knew existed.  It can feel like we’re fighting round after round after round of fear, discontent, hopelessness, grief, anger and pain when we’re trying to hold onto what we believe in, to make it real.  It can take what feels like everything from us, can completely change our reality and turn our world upside down, and sometimes, that’s where we need to be, so that God can rebuild.  Because God, He is Love defined.

 

Love is not a place
To come and go as we please
It’s a house we enter in
Then commit to never leave

So lock the door behind you
Throw away the key
We’ll work it out together
Let it bring us to our knees

Love is a shelter in a raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
And if we try to leave, may God send angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it’s something worth fighting for

To some, love is a word
That they can fall into
But when they’re falling out
Keeping that word is hard to do

Love is a shelter in a raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
And if we try to leave, may God send angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it’s something worth fighting for

Love will come to save us
If we’ll only call
He will ask nothing from us
But demand we give our all

Love is a shelter in a raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
And if we try to leave, may God send angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it’s something worth fighting for

I will fight for you
Would you fight for me?
It’s worth fighting for

What are you fighting for, right now?  I would love to hear more of your story, to pray for you and encourage you through whatever is your testing ground at the moment.  Please feel free to share in the comments, or e-mail me at stitchingmum at gmail dot com.  One thing about this whole love thing, we’re not alone.

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