Charity Never Faileth

Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 1 Corinthians 13:8

They tried discipline, they tried words, they tried a new environment, but nothing could reach the little deaf and blind girl. That is until they brought in Anne Sullivan. Anne Sullivan showed her love with discipline, showed her love with a touch, showed her love when instructing. When all else failed to reach Helen, charity did not. Through Anne Sullivan, charity did its work in the life of Helen Keller and now all the world knows of her. Charity brought to the surface, a hidden treasure that would inspire millions.

You may be dealing with someone that is a thorn in your flesh. You have talked to them. You have ignored them, but to no avail. Remember, charity never faileth.

Romans 12:21- Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Determine to love them. You can decide to love or hate. You can decide to get angry or pity them.  Victor Frankl, though extremely abused in Auschwitch during WW II, decided his captors could not make him hate them. He kept his dignity by not yielding to hate. He knew that he had kept the high ground of moral character as his captors lived below him. He chose rather to pity them than hate them. Charity never faileth! It lifts us up above the burdens of this world. It is the place Jesus lives and you are in good company when you dwell there.

You may be at a loss as to how you are going to reach your child or your wayward spouse. Remember, Charity never faileth.

There was a woman, broken, wounded in her heart by the infidelity of the man who vowed to love her until death do they part. He had betrayed the sacred vow over and over again. It was destroying her and she sought much counsel over what to do. Even the best counselors said, it’s time to move on with your life. You should separate, not divorce but separate yourself before this kills you. She kept looking to Jesus as she lived in the same house. She washed his clothes, she cooked his meals, she kept the house clean and did whatever she could to make him happy even though she was dying inside. The coldness she received from him day in and day out was finally more than she could handle. She left. She did not divorce. She gave him over to God and decided to live for Christ, but in another house in order to focus on her walk with God. Shortly after her decision, God shook her husband to his knees. He repented and made a confession in the church of his failure as a husband. He knew it would be difficult to regain her trust. He saw through her, the love of Christ, as he had never seen it before.  He was a broken man that was ready to be healed. In time, they started dating again and eventually moved in together renewing their vows. They have been happily married as of now for three years. They are serving the Lord together and loving it! Charity never faileth!

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