Sexual frustration is usually relieved with various levels of conditions and guilt.
He made you for himself, and he is the ONLY one who can fully satisfy your heart, even if you don’t feel like it or believe it.
If so, it may have become the most important thing in your life and has thus replaced God himself.
Marriage, success, power, wealth, security, our children, our careers, and many other “strange gods” hold too high a place in our hearts.
They are good things, but they must take second place to God.
Whether you’ve wrongly worshiped relationships, or have rejected them altogether, the alone-time after a divorce can be a HUGE blessing. It should help us unclasp the firm grip we had on all that we lost, and move us gently and slowly out into the “deep” of knowing God, ourselves, and his true purpose for our lives. You may have learned it “by heart” as a child: first to come to KNOW God, and then to LOVE him.
Everything else should flow from that intimate love so that when we SERVE him it will be by seeing and loving others rightly, not using them.
the power that will move us into the deep, out past our little pools and into the endless ocean of God's love.
Miraculously she makes her way to the steps, climbs out, and wraps herself in a towel.
To get back in the deep and survive, she’ll need to develop some stronger swimming skills.
This is a good image of two dynamics that often happen after divorce: some don’t have enough sense and want to jump right back in, and others want to get out of the pool altogether—too afraid to ever go in again.
After a few tears she doesn’t want to be left out and wants to go back into the pool—and that’s when you step in.
better, you see that it’s probably a good idea that she stay in the shallow end and get rid of the floaties.