Being single can be hard, tiring, and depleting, andit can be even harder if you often find yourself being questioned by the people around you. It can be painful too if you long to be in a relationship and are surrounded by loving couples. Here are 4 truths to recollect when faced with situations like these.
I waited patiently for the LORD; He inclined to me and heard my cry.
God knows you have questions. God can hear your silent cry and your wishes. God know the desires of your heart. Will He answer? Only time will tell. But you can take comfort with the truth that your prayers do not fall on deaf ears. Hes listening and will never get tired of listening to all your questions, guess, emotional outbursts etc. He is Omniscient and He knows better than anyone else. Trust Him for He knows what He is doing.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Whenever you get attacked by doubts planted in your intellect and heart by the foe, always remember this important verse. Trust that His schemes are better than your schemes in intellect. He is your Father. He has your best interests in His heart. So like any obedient daughter or son, youve got to sit there, relax and trust Him like a child. I know that can be difficult if youre a control freak but thats the lesson youve got to learn: When you surrender and perpetrate yourself fully to Him, Hes able to accomplish His schemes in your life.
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall stroll and not faint.
Waiting can be agonizing. When you are unsure of what will happen next, it can get uncomfortable. I know sometimes, you just want to tell God: If its a yes then its a yes but if its a no, then just tell me now so I can get this over with. But God does not operate like that. He sometimes teaches us the best lessons when we are waiting, whenever it is being still and merely focusing in knowing that He is God. This may be one of the most trying phase but you can take it one day at a time and you can be assured that God will provide you the grace it is necessary to get through the day.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
You may find yourself so worried about your future with the one that you are beginning to neglect your relationship with God. Your relationship with Him is about the most important relationship youll ever have in your lifetime so you must focus first in nurturing it. Make sure you expend quality time in prayer. Attend fellowships and church services necessary to cultivate your relationship with Him. I know doing all these would not guarantee that youll be out of the single world soon but when you spend time knowing Him on a deeper level, youll is understood that when you have Him, Hes all youll ever need.
Living a life as a single Christian can be daunting. If you find yourself doubting Gods ability or if you find yourself doubting your talent, worth and capabilities and you are thinking something is wrong with you, that is completely normal and God understands that. Do not believe the lies of the foe, but instead espouse these 4 truths and Scriptures. Ask for forgiveness then find peace in your heart.
God knows your needs. And if is available on a relationship and getting married is one of them, He will provide it to you. If not, you have God. And when youve get Him, youve got everything you really need.
Its your turning.