Well, times have changed and it’s getting harder and harder to find that one true love we all have been waiting for.
In the light of disappointments and our deep longing for a special someone to share our life with, sometimes we tend to forget that the God who made the Universe also made us. He is the ‘Great I Am.’ The Alpha and Omega, beginning and end. He knows your past, present and future. And He has said that He has great plans for us. Plans to prosper us, not to harm us. Plans to give us hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
I happen to come across this short excerpt from Josh Harris’ book, Boy Meets Girl. I guess this has touched me and reminded me so much about the pain and beauty of waiting, and so I would like to share this especially to my girl friends who have still been waiting, and it seems that waiting is a lifetime. Be encouraged! 🙂
Are you asking that question? “When will it be my turn? When will my story begin?”
If you’re single, I believe that God wants you to see that your story has begun. Life doesn’t start when you find a spouse. Marriage is wonderful, but it’s simply a new chapter in life. It’s just a new way to do what we’re all created to do – to live for and glorify our Creator.
Right now God is working all the elements of your life together for your good (Romans 8:28). This time in your life is part of your story. Maybe it’s not what you had planned. Maybe you wish your Prince or Princess would have arrived by now. But God is right on schedule. He knows exactly what He’s doing. He sees you right where you are. He hasn’t forgotten you. He hasn’t overlooked you. The circumstances you’re going through – no matter how difficult – are part of the very happy ending He has planned.
God is greater than your circumstances. My pastor C..J. Mahaney, once told a group of singles: “You’re greatest need is not a spouse. Your greatest need is to be delivered from the wrath of God- and that has already been accomplished for you through the death and resurrection of Christ. So why doubt that God will provide a much, much lesser need? Trust His sovereignty, trust His wisdom, trust His love.:
I don’t have any pat answers. I can only urge you to trust Him. (pp.214-215)
In whatever circumstances we are in, God is good. In every season of our lives, God is good. Let’s trust in His goodness! Hallelujah!