TODAY'S WORD FOR TODAY
‘…[God]…will not…leave you without support…’Hebrews 13:5
Colleen Alden writes: ‘I’m single…The kind of companionship I ache for…I don’t have. This feeling drives me to seek God…Why am I single when I long to love and be loved?…Though it’s pointless to use our limited understanding to critique God’s plans, it’s helpful to catch glimpses of what He’s creating in me: Courage: to go home every night to someone who believes in me might make facing the scary parts of life easier…Singleness forces me to lean on God…to face an uncertain future without fear. Psalm 27:1 NIV says, “…The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” He’s my protector, provider and Saviour whether I’ve a husband or not. Faith: Paul says, “Be satisfied with your present circumstances…God…will not…leave you without support.” Do I believe He knows best even when it hurts and I don’t understand? When we’ve tasted loneliness past what we think we can bear…cry out to Jesus. He’s “close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalms 34:18 NIV). He knows what it is to long for something…He’s longed for the affection of his loved ones for centuries. Authenticity: once in a while a man sparks my interest…Then a funny thing happens. The more interested I become, the more I become someone else…The old fears kick in. Am I pretty enough? Thin enough? Charming and talkative enough? God made me who I am, and years of being single have allowed me to learn who this woman is…I’d rather be single than be with someone who wants me to be someone else.’
© 2017: This devotional is produced by UCB, free of charge through the generosity of our supporters. As a gift to the body of Christ, permission is given to Churches and Christian organisations to copy up to a maximum of 52 daily excerpts per year. Excerpts must acknowledge The Word for Today as the source, give the UCB address and inform that free issues of the daily devotional are available for the UK and Republic of Ireland.
The Word For Today is written by Bob and Debby Gass
PREVIOUS WORD FOR TODAY
19TH OCT 2017HAS YOUR LOVE GROWN COLD?
18TH OCT 2017IF IT’S GOD’S WILL - YOU CAN HAVE IT
17TH OCT 2017PASSING THE FEAR TEST
16TH OCT 2017KEEP GROWING
15TH OCT 2017PUT ON YOUR NEW CLOTHES
14TH OCT 2017DON’T BE SO EASILY UPSET
13TH OCT 2017AN APPETITE FOR GOD’S WORD
12TH OCT 2017CHANGE YOUR THINKING
11TH OCT 2017STOP BEING INTIMIDATED
10TH OCT 2017FRIENDSHIP (4)
9TH OCT 2017FRIENDSHIP (3)
8TH OCT 2017FRIENDSHIP (2)
7TH OCT 2017FRIENDSHIP (1)
6TH OCT 2017WHAT TO DO WHILE YOU’RE WAITING
5TH OCT 2017CELEBRATE YOURSELF - GOD DOES!
4TH OCT 2017STOP WORRYING ABOUT IT
3RD OCT 2017TREAT YOUR ENEMY WITH KINDNESS
2ND OCT 2017LISTEN CAREFULLY WITHOUT INTERRUPTING!
1ST OCT 2017THINGS CUT OFF, THINGS CUT BACK
30TH SEP 2017GOD IS REAL!
29TH SEP 2017YOU CAN CHANGE
28TH SEP 2017BE PASSIONATE, PROACTIVE, AND PERSISTENT
27TH SEP 2017A PRAYER FOR PEACE
26TH SEP 2017LEARN TO BE CONTENT