Finding Contentment in Singleness

Finding Contentment in Singleness

It’s not always easy being single. It’s easy to long for the days when you have a significant other or even a husband. It pains me to hear young women tell each other that they will find someone. You’re right. You will find someone you can marry, but should you really marry them? Ben Stuart, the former leader of Breakaway, has said previously You can get married tonight if you lower your standards enough.The Lord never promised us that we would get married. He didn’t promise us a person. However, He did promise us that He would be enough. We won’t need anything more. He will provide for us. After going over some of the most common reasons, we as women, want to get married, I created a list of verses that go against or at least show that The Lord is enough. Listed below are the reasons I personally want a husband or reasons I have heard other women say they wanted a husband along with the coinciding verses.

I want to be loved.
And from far away the Lord appeared to his people and said, I love you people with a love that will last forever. -Jeremiah 31:3

I want someone to hold my hand.
So dont worry, because I am with you. Dont be af   raid, because I am your God. I will make you strong and will help you; I will support you with my right hand that saves you. -Isaiah 41:10

I want someone to help me in life.
There is no one like the God of Israel, who rides through the skies to help you, who rides on the clouds in his majesty. -Deuteronomy 33:26

I want to be accepted and valued.
and it brings praise to God because of his wonderful grace. God gave that grace to us freely, in Christ, the One he loves. -Ephesians 1:6

I want help for the bad days.
Call to me in times of trouble. I will save you, and you will honor me. -Psalm 50:15

I want to share my life with someone.
I will give you the wealth that is stored away and the hidden riches so you will know I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by name. -Isaiah 45:3

I want someone to fight for me.
You only need to remain calm; the Lord will fight for you. -Exodus 14:14

I want a place that is my own that I can build and create memories at.
Those who go to God Most High for safety will be protected by the Almighty. -Psalm 91:1

I want someone to meet my needs.
My God will use his wonderful riches in Christ Jesus to give you everything you need. -Philippians 4:19

I want to share the weight of life with someone.
Even when you are old, I will be the same. Even when your hair has turned gray, I will take care of you. I made you and will take care of you. I will carry you and save you. -Isaiah 46:4

I want a companion in life.
The Lord has told you, human, what is good; he has told you what he wants from you:
to do what is right to other people, love being kind to others, and live humbly, obeying your God. -Micah 6:8

I want intimacy.
Good people will praise his name; honest people will live in his presence. -Psalm 140:13

       If you, or someone you know, struggles with the desire for a husband for one of the reasons above (or similar reason), please share this with them and print it out. Then whenever you are feeling down about not being married or not having a significant other, you call pull this out to remind yourself that The Lord is enough for you. You don’t need to settle just to have someone to share your life with or to have someone to love you. You already have that.

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