Many times in our season of singleness, we feel unloved or left out. Our friends may be getting married or having babies. They may have a "prospect" or a "guy friend" and you've got nothing. Trust me I can relate to that one.
You see, God's instructions are always simple, but they're not always easy. Take practically any direct order from the Bible, and you'll see.
I’m confident that some of us are stuck in situations because we don’t want to go through anything, but God wants us to walk through the fire so He can refine us. So He can shape us, stretch us, mold us, and purify us! So count at all joy my sweet sister when you are faced with various trials trust that God will see you through.
' He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow]. 'PSALM 147:3 AMP The ladies of VirtousBella and I were doing a devotional with scripture reading. One of our readings talked about processing loss and grief. After having a great dialogue with the ladies, I wanted to share … Continue reading He Heals The Brokenhearted
Oh Paul, if only it were that easy. Paul didn't have to answer to his Great Aunt Bessie at every family wedding, who lamented over whether or not he would ever find the right girl and settle down. Paul didn't have a mother who kept hounding him about making her a grandmother. Paul wasn't playing house at preschool, didn't receive Wedding Day Barbie for Christmas. He wasn't surrounded by Bridal Magazines on every check out shelf, nor was he feeling like he was "always the groomsman, never the groom".
Train yourself to trust God no matter the circumstance!
I was in high school, going through one of those phases where it seems like "everyone has a boyfriend but you". I was tired of being home alone when my friends went on dates. I was over and done with being the third wheel on outings. I didn't understand why I was not on anyone's … Continue reading You’re Kind of Pretty
There are times in life when you want something so badly it hurts, keeps you up at night, and pervades most of your thoughts, actions, and purposeful direction. I'm at that stage in life right now, aching for several things. Things I've been working toward for years and still seem no closer to achieving. This morning, I opened my current devotional book and found:
Confession time, ladies! Sometimes I feel the most alone when in the midst of the most people. (*Cue gasps and shocked faces*!) I'm just being honest! You probably know how I feel. Like when the whole family is together (aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers-in-law, etc.), and you're sitting awkwardly in the corner. A little nagging … Continue reading Loving the Lonely
We can guard our hearts against being hurt again, by surrounding ourselves with people who give wise counsel. Guarding our heart also means that we are reading the Word, praying, and leaning into the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our lives.