• Kelly Neff

Love Never Fails

Updated: Feb 13, 2019


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With Valentine's Day approaching the word love or references to love are everywhere. The thing is, love involves relationships, and relationships involve people, so it's not always a rosy picture.


Relationships are difficult because people are difficult. We all have the capacity to hurt those around us, particularly those we care about the most.


So, if love is only a feeling, and that is exactly how it is most often portrayed, we are all in a heap of trouble my friends! Feelings are fleeting, especially when someone you care about hurts you deeply.


So, love cannot possibly be just a feeling.


The following poem was written as I was wrestling with my own understanding of what love really is. May you love and be loved truly. It is a treasure, a most precious gift that is like nothing else this world has to offer!


By Kelly Neff: August, 2017


My heart aches like never before

I am numb inside, shaken to the core

I am grieved by humankind

For even the most faithful friend you can find

May let you down and deeply hurt you


Even though you hope it's not true, reality rushes deep inside you

Your mind and body grow weak with fear

While words you hoped never to hear

Wash over you in waves of searing pain

Your life will undoubtedly be changed


When a heart is broken it is hard to mend

Thank the Lord he is faithful to send

A Savior who has the power to save and to heal

If you choose to let Him, He will change how you feel


It is a difficult road to repair what is broken

Lies must be replaced with truths that are spoken

It is difficult for both, but we must choose to believe

God's promise to restore, if we trust and receive

His mercy and grace will never run out

Be strong and courageous when your mind fills with doubt


Love is patient, love is kind, no greater gift will you ever find

It does not envy, it does not boast

It seeks to honor the other most

It is not proud and does not disgrace

It seeks to bring you to a better place

It is not selfish or angered easily, it is not concerned with who’s wrong or who’s right

It rejoices with the truth, but in evil, it takes no delight


Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres

It overcomes even the greatest fears

Through life's greatest storms, if we choose to trust Him, He will prevail!

Thank God, thank God, love never fails!

~Blessing Friends!


1 Corinthians 13:1-13


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