Who are you? he asked. I am your servant Ruth, she said. Spread the corner of your garment over me, since you are a kinsman-redeemer. – Ruth 3:9
“Please love me!” Isn’t this what we all think and feel on the inside? We may not want to admit it for fear of rejection, but we all are hungry for love. Some of us are starving for affection because of previous losses. We gather whatever crumbs we can find to fill that hunger deep inside.
Part of the process of turning your life over to God involves developing healthy relationships with people and with God. It’s scary to say, “Please love me.” But it’s worth the risk. If you don’t satisfy your hunger for love in a legitimate way, you’ll be driven toward depression, anxiety, addictions, or compulsive behaviors. God designed us to love and be loved.
Take a look at the story of Ruth in the Bible. It’s a great story about a woman who wasn’t afraid to say, “Please love me.”
– Steve Arterburn
Love sought is good, but given unsought is better. – Shakespeare