How Can It Be So Wrong When It Feels So Right?

It was 1979. The phone rang. “Hello.” There was a pause and then the song, Reunited by Peaches and Herb, began to play. I stood there stunned. Willing myself to hang up but frozen and unable to move.

Reunited, and it feels so good
Reunited, ’cause we understood
There’s one perfect fit
And, sugar, this one is it
We both are so excited ’cause we’re reunited, hey, hey

It was the sick joke of my then husband’s 18-year old lover.

I was 29-years old, the Mom of a ten-year old, an eight-year old, and an almost two-year old – a few days prior to the phone call I told my husband to go to his lover and figure it out. The little girl in the image above is how I felt. I am not writing this for sympathy because I am over it. I am writing this to make a point.

Something that feels good? Can be very, very wrong.

Before I say one more thing… I am a card-carrying GRACE RECIPIENT, former bad girl, mud-wallower. I know all the clichés. I know all the excuses. I have felt good doing very wrong things – for a season. I continue…

I am sick and tired of today’s culture’s inability to call sin, SIN.

And, don’t throw the don’t judge thing at me either.

The Word of God is above error – it is my standard for ALL things. Not to sound glib and southern gospel’ish, but, “If the Bible says it, I believe it.” I may not understand it, but I believe it and I also believe all things will be revealed to us eventually.

I do.

You see, The Word states, “To judge/test all things.” 1 Thessalonians 5

I am not listing the things that prompted me to write this post – but all one has to do is scroll Facebook and Twitter. I keep my feeds incredibly tight and clean – so these things are being said and condoned by those within the body of Christ.

I am going to sum this up with one saying I saw years ago – I have no idea who said it but it is sheer truth.

God will NEVER tell you to fall in love with another person’s spouse. NEVER. EVER. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

This post is not for the (former) 18-year old girl mentioned above – ironically, that gal didn’t stay with my first husband and is now a believer! I didn’t stay with him either – irreconcilable differences one of which was adultery!

You know how “If something feels too good to be true? It’s not!”

Let’s add this:

“If something just doesn’t feel “right”? It probably isn’t.”

Test it. Judge it. And, allow the Spirit of God to probe deep – He will let you know.

This post is not intended for a specific person – it has been on my heart for a very long time. And, in all reality, this post is not for the non-believer – it is for those who call themselves followers of Jesus Christ. If that’s not you? No need to read or comment!

About the author : Susan Shipe

Susan Shipe

I am an encourager with a heart for women. The Lord delivered a message of hope deep within my soul in 2002. Jesus, the Hope-giver met me in my hour of need and my heart overflowed with hope – the theme of my life since that time has been HOPE! I began blogging in 2008 and became serious in the fall of 2010 when I hired a site designer! Hope|Heart|Home are my three passions and one can find food for the soul, and the body, along with a lot of musing over at I am the mother of three adult children, grandmother (a/k/a Mimzy) to 20-year old Hannah and 14-year old Simon, and I am the wife of one man and together we love on our beloved dog, Sam! My husband, Lowell, and I attend Community Church in Mountain City, Tennessee. I enjoy writing, reading, organic gardening, traveling, and spending time with our family.

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