(Reblog) God loves #single women a little bit by MandyHale

The more I counsel, mentor or coach and speak to singles, the more glaring the differences are between males and females on the challenges associated with being single.

I want to encourage all singles today –

First, your season of singleness is not in vain. God cares about you deeply. The desire to marry in your heart will be fulfilled in time.

Secondly, I want to remind you that the "received, revealed" promises (of love, harmony) will not and isn’t denied or delayed.

Thirdly, you will soon enter into a season of coupling, engagement and discovery of love beyond your comprehension that will astound you.

Fourth, this is your time! You are being prepared for such a time as this.

I found an encouraging article written by a single woman, Mandy Hale.

Her story: "As I was sitting and reading my daily devotionals this morning (and the number has grown to five. FIVE! Good grief.), I came to a prayer in the book Arms Open Wide by Sherri Gragg that reads: Too often I have turned to you in fear and asked: “Oh Lord, don’t you care?”

…as I read the prayer out loud, something in me broke and I started crying. All too vividly remembering all the times I’ve cried out to God about my desire for a family and children and traditions and a tribe and people to grow old with and a husband to hold me and tell me everything was going to be okay. Countless times of frustration and impatience and even despair as the years pass and the situation seemingly grows more and more hopeless that I might ever find the simplest and most complicated of life’s blessings: Someone to love. And someone to love me."

Read the rest of the story here: