He’s calling you deeper! The strain, stretching, and tugging on your heart is your Beloved calling you deeper! Being called deeper sometimes feels like you are hitting a wall. It can feel exactly the opposite of blissful romance.

The searching

Song of Solomon 6:1 shows this search of desperation. That moment of anxiety when the lovesick bride realizes her bridegroom has gone missing. Even the other women look at her and feel her distress and they know the value of this romance!

“Where has your beloved gone, most beautiful of women? Which way did your beloved turn, that we may look for him with you?” Song of Solomon 6:1

The stretching and feelings of loss are actually drawing her into a deeper place of longing! This pain will produce passion and that passion puts the message of true love on display for all to see!

Are you searching? Are you being stretched? Stand your watch beloved! Keep looking because that hunger will not go unsatisfied!

“Blessed are the hungry for they shall be filled,” Matthew 5:6

Will you keep pressing deeper into His heart to know Him more? Does the heat feel like it’s being turned up and the night feels dark? Just wait, watch, and pray! He’s leading you out! Be willing to press in for that depth of intimacy! Go against the flesh!

“I will get up now and go about the city, through its streets and squares; I will search for the one my heart loves,” Song of Solomon 3:2

It ends well!

We find Him and He finds us! All will see and declare that our pain and pressure was not in vain! This verse in SS 8:5 is the beautiful picture of the pleasure filled moment when the Bride and Bridegroom come out of that wilderness season. She is no longer ragged and lost but is leaning on her beloved! They are so close they can experience breath to breath and face to face knowledge of one another!

“Who is this coming up from the wilderness leaning on her beloved?” Song of Solomon 8:5

Do not give up! You are in the middle of a divine romance! Here He comes, beloved!

By Tammie Southerland

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