Gomer, like Angel, kept returning to prostitution.
Hosea had to find a way to love her without all of those other human emotions swirling around, making restitution impossible.
Three times in the last four months, I've been brought to the story of Hosea and Gomer, and now my specific situation is at hand to know why. I pray that I can do it. Human love is very hard. I want to be angry and justified and guarded, but I need to be like Hosea prompted by God. I need to show a love that continues despite resistance and refusal and rebellion.
Father, I need you so much in my life right now. Please make me strong. Amen.