I want to share a scripture that ministered to me recently.
“My soul languishes and grows faint for Your salvation, but I
hope in Your word.
My eyes fail, watching for [the fulfillment of] Your promise,
I say when will You comfort me?
For I have become like a bottle [a wineskin blackened and
shrieveled] in the smoke [in which it hangs], yet I do not forget
Psalm 119: 81-83
I really needed this scripture. I have been
thinking about my singleness and when God will bring the woman
He has for me. I have written about the times I tried to speed up
the process in my own time and how that didn’t work. I have also
written about the decision I made to wait on the Lord concerning
Waiting is not easy but the scripture I shared talks about how
we must hang on to His word even when we are at the end of
ourselves. Even when nothing is happening, we must hold on
to His word.
“My soul languishes and grows faint for Your salvation”
“My eyes fail, watching for [the fulfillment of] Your promise”
“For I have become like a bottle [a wineskin blackened and
shrieveled] in the smoke”
The author is fighting a battle. He is at war in the midst of the
wait. I will say it again, waiting is not easy.
He seems to be losing actually but……
Even when everything is going wrong around him, even though
his answer hasn’t been answered yet, even though there is no
evidence that suggests any kind of change in his situation,
his hope is in the Lord!
Reading that gave me hope. As I was thinking about all this I
God has got my situation in control for sure and He is faithful.
But I have been letting marriage consume me
again and forgetting about the now. I have not been appreciative
of the season of singleness I am in now! It’s a gift….
If He wants me to be married I will be but right now I need
to be focusing on what He has for me right now.
I know that I know God is in full control of my life. He is
directing my every step and even though the wait is so
hard at times He wants me to trust Him for my future but
He doesn’t want the future to paralyse me in the present. If
it’s doing that then there is a problem.
God never intended the future to paralyse me in the
present. He has amazing things in store for me in the future but
He also has amazing things in store for me right now!
If you are single don’t fall into the same trap I fell into.
Understand God has got you. He knows all of your concerns
and fears. He has heard your prayers concerning the One.
Trust God for your future and trust Him in the now. He is in both
times! How amazing it will be when you get married but don’t
discount the season you are in now. God has got so much for you
in your season of singleness.
For a long time people have thought “singleness” and “in transit”
were the same but they were wrong. Singleness is not a sort of
“transit” as you get to the real destination (marriage).
He wants you to be blessed now as well as in the future.
So what am I saying?
Wait on the Lord. No matter how hard it gets, wait on Him.
Hold on to His word. Understand beyond a doubt that He has got
you. He has heard your prayer and He will bring to pass what
you are trusting Him for.
But don’t let the desire for marriage blind you from what God
is doing now. Don’t let it blind you from living 100% for God
Don’t let the fears and anxieties you have about the future
steal your joy now. Don’t let those things keep you in a state
of fear and hoplessness!
God will lead you to the person He has for you. That is not
even a question. Have faith and live!
Blessings to you…..