It hurts my heart. I feel actual, physical pain because of those words. Those decisions.
You love Jesus. That’s what you said. I heard it with my own ears. I saw it on facebook. And now…
Now I see that you are being unfaithful. You are claiming that it’s best to follow your heart, your emotions. Don’t act like you’ve never read Jeremiah 17:9. You haven’t? Let me help you.
Given that information, should we be ignoring the wise counsel of those who have gone before us? Should we get defensive because someone has confronted us with our sin? Should we be calling them judgmental just because we know that we’re wrong?
Oh, honey. Brother. Sister. Friend. It’s not because we want your life to be worse. It’s not because we want you to be lonely. It’s not because we are condemning you. It’s because we want more for you. We want better for you. We want you to honor the Lord that you claim to love.
We can’t sit back and watch you continually, habitually, put everything you have into sin. Because that’s not freedom. That’s not trusting the God who loves you.
It’s okay if you’re upset with me. It’s okay if you don’t talk to me for a little bit. I love you. I will continue praying for you. I will continue being here refusing to lie to you. Refusing to show you hate by helping to justify your actions.
When you’re ready to talk, ready to confess, ready to ask for help or accountability to walk through this valley, let me know. I would love to be that person for you. I’ll be here for you however you need. In truth.