Weekly Theme – Praying for the various demographics of Hope Fellowship
Today – singles
Scripture – Matthew 19.11, 1 Corinthians 7:7
Most of you know her story but for those who may not, Lisa gave me permission to disclose that she is writing this devotional.
I found myself in an unexpected place of singleness about three and a half years ago. As I abruptly shifted from almost 21 years of marriage to suddenly being single, I chose to completely rely on the Lord for His comfort, healing and direction.
In the midst of this transition, God provided family, both related and church, to come along side, encourage, and uplift me. Many prayers covered me in the time of my deepest need and I am so grateful for the continued support.
As I looked to the Lord, He showed me through various scripture-based books and online sermons how singleness is a gift and should not be wasted – that I need to press into Him so He is first in every aspect of my life.
When my world fell out from under foot, it was then I realized who and what I had really put my trust in. Thank God for His amazing grace and mercy. Because I had built a solid foundation on Him in the previous years, when the time came, the Holy Spirit gave me the strength and guidance to focus on the steps I needed to take.
As I continue to work through lingering hurts and disappointments from the past, I have come to a place where I am truly enjoying this time of singleness. God has given me a second chance and I am determined to follow His Way and not my own!
No matter what circumstances have brought you to a place of singleness, allow the Holy Spirit to guide you deeper into your relationship with Jesus. “He’s madly in love with you; maybe He wants you all to Himself for a
while.” (Micheal Todd – Relationship Goals)
Themes to Pray today
– Thank the Lord for your singleness
– Ask God to help you use your singleness wisely
– Determine in your own life to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading and to wait on Him
A Prayer to bring to God
Thank you Lord for your Word which says that singleness is a gift. Help those of us in this position use our time to root ourselves deeper into You. I surrender my hopes and desires to You because You know what is absolutely best for me in every season of my life. Help me to wait on the Holy Spirit for each and every step. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Book “Relationship Goals” by Micheal Todd
Online Sermon by Ben Stuart – “How to thrive in your singleness” https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/four- things-god-says-singles/