In my church there are a large number of single adults, several widowers and many couples and families who are facing divorce or have gone through divorce. I know many young adults who do not see marriage in their future and are totally okay with that. If you are a single adult, a widower, or someone who has been through or going through divorce, know that God has a plan and a purpose for you. God cries and intercedes for you so that you will find that peace that surpasses understanding after the loss of a spouse either through death or through divorce. He loves and cares for you. These verses are for you.
1 Corinthians 7:32-35 “I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 6:14 “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?”
Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Hosea 2:19-20 “I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord.”
Mark 12:25 “When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.”
Song of Solomon 3:5 “Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.”
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Isaiah 54:5 “For your Maker is your husband—the Lord Almighty is his name—the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.”
Isaiah 34:16 “Look in the scroll of the Lord and read: None of these will be missing, not one will lack her mate. For it is his mouth that has given the order, and his Spirit will gather them together.”
John 15: 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
John 15:16-17 “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.”
Hebrews 13:5 “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
1 Timothy 6:6-8 “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.”
Isaiah 43:1-2 “But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
Matthew 28:18-20 “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Joel 2:25 “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm—my great army that I sent among you.”
Matthew 20:25-28 “Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 30:18 “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!
Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. “
Lamentations 3:25 “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.”
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”
Numbers 6: 24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
2 Peter 3:18 “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and forever! Amen.”
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May GODS GRACE sustain you🙏🙏🙏
I’m 27 turning 28 in December 23. At first, it seems to be good of being single, but My mother worried about me not having a husband and she wants me to have significant other. I, on the other hand don’t need to be concerned about marriage. Men nowadays that are too old, want to marry women are disgusting and disrespectful, should have no one at all. And that’s another reason I stopped going back towards facebook it’s a waste of time. I love being single and I know there will be no body for me. I’m enjoying being a single lady, I will be closer in relationship with God no man. Enjoying my life without a man who stalks women for sinful reasons. I won’t have any of it. Single life is better than married life altogether in Jesus name. 😀😀😀😀
Latasha, the kind of man is describe is just one off compare to other great men that are out there.
I understand a lot of men aren’t modelling good virtues, so is a lot of women. I am single myself but refuse to conclude that there aren’t good women out there.
Just as you feel you are awesome and good enough, so is another man who feel same way.
I see you posted this in 2018…my.guess is you might have a change of mind. But anyone reading this though should remember that there are over 5billion people in the planet, you are one of those unique individuals and so are many others…saying there aren’t responsible folks is doubting God’s awesome creations and disbelieving he can’t hook you up with the right partner.
Singlehood is a journey, the experience is most important…its a formation phase that requires so much work but ones you do a real good job finding yourself and building yourself everything flows the right way.