When things do not work or fulfill our expectations, people often bank on faith to get them through the tough times. Feelings of helpless, hopelessness, worthlessness, cynicism, fear, or doubt – whatever the trigger, most individuals seek an anchor and when they find it hard to trust anyone else invest their trust in God.
Does this mean that such individuals have to distance them self from people around them? Well, that is how it is perceived, but many have experienced quite the opposite. Getting closer to God can very well serve as a strong foundation to establishing a strong connection with a loved one or even revitalizing a marriage.
Those who do believe in God do know that empathy, understanding, and service of others is wonderful for the soul and spirit. At first, one may doubt doing it for strangers, but why does it become so hard to do it for a loved one?
Studies suggest that it is often the exhaustion of continuous service of a spouse by the other which is never reciprocated that builds up a lot of anguish. It does take two to make a marriage succeed, but the worker bee partner may find the other indifferent to the love and effort. The problem is not in the effort but instead lies in a loss of self-love.
The divine connection allows one to empathize with oneself, discover the joy of giving, and seed a calming patience that brightens each moment. It also gives the courage to tackle rudeness, indifference, or neglect of a partner in a way that the relationship mends or ends itself on a healthy note.
But how does one get closer to God? Perhaps the easiest way is to try and discover God in every thought, action, and observation. It does not take long to realize that God is not only close, but in everyone.
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