My post a few weeks ago about why I’m not depressed on Valentine’s day sums up and glanced over a topic that is very important to me. My faith in God over providing my spouse.
When people question my belief in that, I always say, God created the world, He set everything in motion and with all of that, I think He is pretty capable of picking providing my spouse for me. I know that He has a unique story for each of us. My faith has been built most recently by the stories around me, however, even before then, I had no doubt that in God’s perfect timing, and in His own perfect way, He would provide my husband for me.
You have to understand. I literally know no one who would be a possible candidate. LOL! I often say that if God wanted to, He literally could drop my husband into my life out of nowhere, and to be honest, that is kind of what He is going to have to do at this point.
I have gotten reactions from people about my faith in this area of my life. They think I am naive, that I have no idea what I am believing for, that I have not experienced loss or a broken relationship. That I am young and full of hopes and that that’s not how life works.
Here is my response. You are right, I haven’t experienced anything heartbreaking in that realm. However, I thank God that by His grace and His grace alone, I am able to have a childlike faith and trust in this area. I hope and pray fervently that I will never lose that. God desires that in His children, and He finds great pleasure in our childlike faith.
“And He said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” ~Matthew 18:3
“People were also bringing babies to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to Him and said, “let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”” ~Luke 18:15-17
I don’t know how or when God will bring my husband to me. And to be honest, I don’t really care. Obviously, my heart would desire sooner than later, but if that is not His will, then I trust Him in that. He has a perfect plan and when He brings it to pass, it will be the perfect timing and a beautiful thing. And that’s not to say that I don’t struggle with my faith at times. That it never looks impossible. But God is the God of the impossible and I choose to rest in that.
I want to encourage you. Even if your heart has been hurt, turn to Jesus and ask Him that He give you a childlike faith. That He would restore your trust in Him. It’s not something that is all on me. There is a certain level of choosing to trust, even when it looks impossible, but He is the one who can give you the joy in that trust and faith. He loves it when we ask Him for what we need. Don’t hesitate, turn to Him and put your faith in Him.
Have you ever struggled with your faith in your singleness?
By God’s Grace,