To some, it is a day like any other. To others, it's a day to celebrate love with chocolate, treats, cards, and balloons. And to others, February 14th is a bittersweet day. It seems like all around us, there's people dating, getting engaged, getting married.
Our enemy is very subtle and can use this to let discontentment creep into our hearts. That's why we must careful to be guarding our hearts with all diligence. (Prov. 4:23)
Whenever I start feeling discouragement, there's a couple of things I like to do.
1. Pray. There's nothing better than having a heart-to-heart talk with Someone who understands me like no other. "Casting all your care upon him; for He careth for you." (1 Peter 5:7)
In those moments that I feel overwhelmed and discontent, I can come before the Lord's presence and cry out to Him for help. If I feel overwhelmed, it's because I might be clinging on to things that I'm not supposed to be clinging on to. Our Creator tells us to cast all our care on Him.
Let go and unload all that worry, stress, and discouragement at the feet of the Lord.
2. Read God's Word. You are loved. You have a whole book full of love letters to prove it. GOD is enough. Only HE can fill that longing in our hearts.
Something else that helps... When the enemy starts whispering lies to me, I quickly open up God's TRUTH to attack satan and all his lies.
3. Sing. Worship is powerful. It puts my focus on God and His sovereignty instead of me and my problems. "Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee." (Psalms 63:3)
Be still and know.
Sometimes, just taking a moment to realize WHO God is helps. I have to be still and remember that the God who parted the Red Sea, shut the mouth of lions, fed 5,000 men & their families with just 2 fish/5 loaves of bread, and even conquered death is the SAME God I serve today. He is a mighty God that I can trust with my future and "love life". (Prov. 3:5-6)
"Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite!" (Psalms 147:5)
Wait on God's timing.
I know waiting is hard. It requires a lot of faith and trust. But God has EVERYTHING in control.
"Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!"
"When God knows you're ready for the responsibility of commitment, He'll reveal the right person under the right circumstances. Wait patiently. Don't waste your time searching and wishing. Grow and be ready. Let God write your love story. One that is far better than anything you could ever dream of."
Delight yourself in the Lord, especially in this season of singleness. He has perfect timing. You can be assured of that. Spend your time encouraging others, learning to do new things, making memories, serving others, and growing closer to God. The more we prepare now, the better prepared we'll be when God does bring that special someone into our lives.
Ladies- "Don't settle for a boy who just goes to church. Wait for a man after God's heart. Because our God writes the best love stories & His choice is always blessed."
& Gents- vice versa
"Allow God to be the matchmaker of your life because your feelings could
fool you and your understanding is limited, but His is not. He knows
what’s best for you and He’ll bring that man or woman along when the
time is right."
I hope that tomorrow is a day full of JOY and not at all bittersweet. Singles, turn your whining into praise and your perspective will change. ❤️
Well, that's a wrap! I apologize if I rambled and made this too long. ;)
[I know I'm not the most eloquent when it comes to words, but with expectation, I pray it will be a blessing for you to read.]