Can you love someone without being loved back? It’s hard to do. Our humanity requires people to earn their love. It’s amazing to realize the heart of God. Even when people outright rail against Him, He still loves with a passion we’ll never understand.
And we’re supposed to love like that. When we are hurt, we’re to turn the other cheek. Not in defiance, but in love. When we’ve been snubbed, ignored, or rebuked, we need to love back. It’s absolutely contrary to our nature, but it is what God expects from us.
There is only one way to love like that. We have to have the Holy Spirit in us to give us His love. Our human love will only go so far, then our hurt takes over. Loving through God will not keep us from getting hurt, but it will rise up above the pain.
Give your hurts to Jesus. Ask Him to help you love where you cannot on your own. You will be the presence of God to someone who desperately needs it, even though they will not admit it. Ask God for wisdom to know how to love in the most effective way. Be Jesus to someone who needs to see Him.