We’ve lately discussed being anti-fragile, and how anything that is knocked down, attacked, or destroyed in Jesus will eventually come back stronger. This is true primarily because love is anti-fragile, and God is love. If your daughter is dating someone you don’t like, telling her to break up with them is the worst thing you can do for their relationship. Although it may seem strange and paradoxical, staying positive or neutral is often the best option. Attacking the connection, whether it’s actual love or just infatuation, invalidates the overwhelming feelings that are occurring and nearly guarantees a stubborn determination to keep going. Young love is resilient and stubborn; try pruning it and it will grow back stronger! A good marriage is the same way. Despite being put to the test by fire and the stresses of everyday life, when two people are committed for the long haul, difficulties only serve to strengthen their bond. In truth, obstacles enrich a connection in ways that could not have been achieved any other way.
Friend, true love is anti-fragile! It never fails, no matter how much it is tried and tested. Because Jesus is the epitome of perfect love, His great commitment to you is the same. He will continue to love you no matter how many times you mess up, walk away, turn your back, or just reject His commands. His affection is a gift, and it has nothing to do with how well you perform. He chose to love you long before you even considered loving Him. God has transferred the enormous delight He experiences in Jesus to you as a beneficiary of His incredible passion and devotion for His beloved Son. Because you are in Him, you make God joyful, which means you have been given an unbreakable and fully anti-fragile gift of love. You will offer His tenacious, unwavering, and determined love to an increasingly fragile planet as you live in His strength!