*This post is apart of our “Dear Friend” series. These letters have all been written by women who want you to know that you are not alone in your struggle*
Dear Friend Struggling With Singleness and Loneliness,
You are not alone.
Coming from a small community and “farming” life style, it was normal for girls to marry young, pop out a few children and spend their days as a loving wife and mother. I thought for sure, growing up, that was going to be my story. I’ve always wanted to be a mom, always wanted to find that “Mr. Right” but just kept finding “Mr. OK”
I am 35 years old, never have been married and no children……..yet. But I am happy to share that God has brought an amazing man into my life just within the past few months and I can tell you all the things your married friends keep telling you like,”you’ll just know when he’s the one” or “it will happen to you when you least expect it.”
It’s all true!
Yes, I’ve been praying for a husband for years, and yes I’ve gone through all the emotions that we as women can’t help but feel; sadness, loneliness, and depression. Wondering if I’m just called to a life of singleness and I’ll never be a mom. But that was just Satan trying to knock me off track. Make me feel things that were just not true. Or wanting me to “settle” and be OK with a mediocre husband and a mediocre life.
That is NOT what God had planned for me. I’m beginning to see that He truly does want to give me the desires of my heart. Just from these first few months, I’ve seen God’s hand at work in so many ways. Silly things that I didn’t think I cared about, but I hear God whisper “here my child let me give you this as well.”
It’s been worth the wait, it’s been worth the loneliness. Please hear me! It’s been worth it.
I never thought I would say those words. When you are in the midst of the loneliness you don’t “feel” like it will be worth it, you don’t “feel” like you will ever be truly happy. But I am telling you, YOU WILL!
Hang in there. Don’t settle.
Know that you are never really ever alone.
God is there.
He hears your prayers.
He will answer when the time is right.
Dear Friend Struggling With Singleness and Loneliness, you are not alone!