Autumn Macarthur

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If I don’t have love…

1 Corinthians 13:1 I am only a noisy bell without love

Image of bells, and Bible verse 1 Cor 13:1, from inspirational romance author Autumn Macarthur

Dear Lord, help me to be patient and loving as I do for my husband all the things he can no longer do for himself.

Help me to see the many ways I am just as weak and wounded and in need. Help me to see the only difference is, my weaknesses and wounds are on the inside. Just as real, but not showing on the surface the way his do.

I can ignore mine, pretend they don’t exist, pretend I don’t need help and healing. I deny my wounds, and instead, I throw tantrums with You. I complain it’s not fair, I didn’t sign up for this when we got married.

You remind me I did.

This is what “in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, for better and for worse” truly means. Those aren’t just pretty words, they are promises. A promise I made and I intend to keep. But I can only do that if I accept Your help. Your Love. Your support.

You make it real, Lord. You give the joy in the journey. You remind me that in all of this, love is the only real and lasting thing.

I may speak in different languages, whether human or even of angels. But if I don’t have love, I am only a noisy bell or a ringing cymbal. 1 Cor 13:1 ERV

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Author: autumn macarthur

I'm a USA Today bestselling author of Christian inspirational romances full of faith and hope, celebrating God's love as well as a man and a woman finding their happily ever after. I pray they’ll warm your heart and make you smile. An Australian transplanted to Britain, I live just north of London with my lovely but very English husband and a tribe of demanding rescue cats, in a small house with a tiny garden. For all my book news and a welcome gift ebook, sign up for my mailing list at

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