February can be a really wonderful month, full of love and giving even more love. Many single people like myself, however, can be left feeling lonely and dejected. In times of loneliness and wishing we had the relationships that the people around us have, we can take comfort in the words of God, who tells us that we are fully loved and fully known by Him, regardless of our earthly relationship status.
1. 1 Peter 3:4
"Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."
We often feel like we need to look a certain way to be loved or accepted, but God says that it's what's on our hearts that really counts.
2. John 1:16
"Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given."
God grants us grace upon grace, proving that no matter how many times we mess up, God will always take us back.
3. Matthew 6:33
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
The most important thing in our lives should not be seeking out a man, but rather, seeking out the kingdom of God.
4. Ephesians 2:10
"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
God created you and is writing your story. Nothing about what you look like or who you are is a mistake. God created you exactly how He intended you to be.
5. John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
God loves us so much that He sent His son to die and give us an eternal life that we don't deserve. This love is greater than any human love could even be.
6. 1 Samuel 12:22
"For the sake of his great name the Lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own."
God will never reject us. In earthly relationships, we often fear being rejected, but with God, we do not have to fear.
7. Psalm 27:14
"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."
In Psalm, God reminds us to wait for Him. Everything that happens should be in accordance with His timing, not ours.
8. Zephaniah 3:17
"The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing."
God is always with us, no matter what.
9. John 10:10-11
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."
Jesus laid down His life so that we could have eternal life with Him.
10. Deuteronomy 31:6
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
We have no need to fear. While people may come and go in our lives, God will never leave us, even in our loneliness.