In whatever season of waiting God might have you in, choose to bloom where you’re planted. Embrace the life God has called you to, whether single or married. Trust that both callings are precious gifts of grace, both with painful and overwhelming hardships.
Happiness is not found through finding a soul mate, but through finding satisfaction in a loving Savior who has called you his own and made you a beloved son or daughter of the King.
King David kneels before the Highest saying: “Under the Shadow of your wings I rejoice” (Psalm 63:7). The theme recalls the Rosicrucian manifesto of 1614 that ended with similar words: “Sub umbra alarum tuarum Jehovah”. The clouds have parted to let David see directly the Tetragrammaton, the unpronounceable word that the Jews refer to as Adonai (Lord) or simply as Shem (The Word). Fludd generally used these Hebrew letters to represent God in his diagrams. Kabbalists are easily accommodated to the doctrine of the Trinity: the three different letters Yod, He and Vau, which are interpreted as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
“Everything in life is a gift. It’s a powerful moment when you’re broken and finally realize that the striving goes away, you don’t do stuff for recognition, you do things because you’re recognized by Him.”
Motivations are one thing; expectations another. If you asked most people, they would affirm that there is no such thing as a perfect spouse. However, I’m betting that most of those same people would probably also affirm the “perfect-for-me” theory of spousal selection. That is the idea that there is some perfect person somewhere on the planet, and if they could just find them, the two would be perfectly happy together. Their interests, strengths, and shortcomings would all blend in perfect relational harmony.
In spite of our utter unworthiness, the Lord in his grace has devised a way that he can forgive our sins and grant righteousness without comprising his holiness: through the sacrifice of his Son. In spite of our failures, he has chosen us to be his sons and daughters. We will always be chosen.