Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Jenny kneels in prayer every night. Sometimes she prays two or three times per day. Jenny is always praying the same prayer over and over again. Praying that God will bring her and the man she loves back together. I hated to do it but I had to tell old girl to get up off her knees. That was one prayer she truly didn’t want answered.

Her man is a good guy. In fact, he’s truly a great guy. And the reason he and Jenny aren’t together is because he’s busy loving someone else. He was also decent and honest enough to tell Jenny the truth and not string her along hoping against all odds that he might actually fall head over heels in love with her. I have great respect for the brother’s integrity.

Jenny hasn’t yet realized that her heavenly Father is doing her a favor to not bring them back together, most especially since her man loves someone else. Unrequited love is hardly the type of suffering the good Father had in mind when he said we’d have some tribulation in our lives.

Like most of us, we expect that the person we love will love us back. We expect that things can be fixed when they become broke. Jenny is expecting her man to come running back to her, convinced that she can make him understand just how much he’s loved. It’s those pesky expectations that become problematic. Jenny needs to remember that you can’t make someone love you, no matter how hard you might be loving them.

As soon as Jenny gets up off the floor, she needs to accept the fact that her man ain’t hers. She needs to accept that although she might love him, he loves another. Acceptance will be the first step to healing her hurting heart. As long as she keeps holding onto hope that God will change that poor man’s mind and bring him back to her, she won’t be able to move on with her life. And Jenny truly needs to move on.


Ali said...

very interested site and thank you!

Deborah Mello said...

Thanks, Ali,
I hope you'll come back.

Melissa Blue said...

Oh, my. My heart goes out to her. It may take some time for the realization to hit that's the wrong prayer.