“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” – Jeremiah 31:2-4
We desire appreciation and understanding from our parents, children, friends, spouses, and siblings. At times, getting this can be difficult. But the questions we must raise to ourselves are: How are we treating those that we want this validation from? Do we draw them near with love and kindness? Sometimes, people can’t meet us where we are, because we don’t always meet them where they are. Show those around you grace through your love and kindness for them.