One day as I was laying in my bed wrestling with the emotions that accompanied my new found singleness, I heard the Holy Spirit ask me this question: “Why do you want to get married so badly”? As I thought to myself in that moment, all I could come up with was that I wanted to have a family and I wanted someone to share my life with. But if I were really being honest with myself in that moment, I probably would’ve had to admit that part of me really thought that marriage would make me feel better. And, I think a lot of us can relate to that right there.
We think getting in a relationship and getting married will finally make us happy, make our feelings of loneliness go away, and solve our problems, when in truth it won’t. There are certain voids in our lives that only Jesus can fill, and when we try to fill them with anything and anyone but Jesus we will be constantly disappointed.
If you don’t address these things now, nothing’s gonna change. You will get into a great relationship but still be lonely. You will get engaged and still be unhappy. You will get married and still have all these problems. Why? Because the answer to our greatest areas of lack can only be found in Jesus.
Psalm 23 verse 1 says “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing”, and if we really want this to be our portion, we must look to him as the source of everything we need. If you can relate to anything I wrote in this post, I just want to encourage you in the fact that relationships are not the answer and will not solve your problems. Turn your eyes to Jesus.