Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Trusting God with Singleness
One of my favorite verses is Jeremiah 29:11: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plan to give you hope and a future.'" That's a good verse to quote when you start to think that the future is bleak because there aren't enough Christian men to go around. God has good plans for you, with or without a man or marriage.
You can know a totally fulfilling life when your life is filled up with Jesus Christ. He has promised us life abundant, and that's exactly what he has for you. You may be missing it altogether because you're looking for it in one place—a Christian man—and the Lord wants to deliver through another avenue. How often have I missed a blessing God had for me because I was dictating the terms to God, while he was trying to get me to see he had a better idea?
The scarcity of Christian men is not our major problem as single women. Our major problem is learning to trust God in every area of our lives. Most of our frustrations can be traced to our poor understanding of who God is, and to our failure to trust him completely. In my own life, I can see it at every turn: The more I know about God, the more I trust him. The more I trust him, the less I worry—about men or anything else. And the less I worry, the more I am contented and joyful and filled with the fullness of Jesus Christ.
Please don't be fearful about the possibility that you may never get married. You can trust God—he is trustworthy, and he has good plans for you, married or single.
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