Lovesick

Lovesick

by Inspiration Ministries

"Swear to me, you daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, as to what you will tell him: for I am lovesick." – Song of Solomon 5:8 NASB Solomon described a woman who felt “lovesick.” So deep was her affection for her beloved that she had a physical reaction to his absence. She realized the depth of her love when he departed from her presence. The only way she could be complete was to be with him. Then she searched but did not find him. She called, but he did not answer. In her desperation, she even went to dangerous places. Yet the search was worth the effort. Not just a picture of romantic love, this passage also describes the kind of love that God wants us to have for Him – so in love that we crave His presence. We should long to read His Word and fellowship with Him. It’s easy to keep from experiencing this love relationship. Other things and people can occupy our time and attention. Where does God fit in? Is He an afterthought? Do we long to be with Him? When He was asked which was the greatest commandment, Jesus quoted Deuteronomy: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37). This is the kind of love described in the Song of Solomon. How deeply do you love God? Don’t let anything block the flow of that love! Remember, He loves you and longs for fellowship with you. Seek to rekindle that relationship. Let that love consume you. Prayer Father, thank You for loving me. Forgive me for allowing other things to separate me from You. Help me rekindle that relationship. In Jesus’ name, amen. Extended Reading Song of Solomon 5