“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” John 15:12
You look for love to be shown by those around you, and you’re disappointed when they don’t give you what you’re looking for. Remember they can’t give you what they don’t have. They must be filled first with God’s love before they can give it away. So pray for them, that they will receive His love. Pray that they will encounter God’s love in a powerful way. Instead of remaining sad, pray for your loved ones to be loved on by the Lord. Instead of feeling rejected, go to Heavenly Father in prayer and let His love satisfy you completely. Then your love tank is full by God even when you are not being loved by those around you, and you can focus on giving love rather than being loved.
Prayer: Father, thank you for helping me understand. We can’t give what we don’t have. Fill my loved ones with your love. Pour it on them and help them to receive it. Help me not stay in any sadness or feeling of rejection. Satisfy my deepest needs in your presence, and use me to share that love with everyone around me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.