Don’t Lose Heart.

I was reminded this week that we can’t give up or lose heart. I was reminded of this because there’s a certain area right now that I’m trusting God with and experiencing deep disappointment because the outcome has not been as I have wanted or expected…yet. I’ve been fighting discouragement and hopelessness in this area.

The Lord gently reminded me that I walked through this before I was married in that deep area of desire that I had to be married. I remember disappointment coming from either a bad date, no date, a break-up or just plain hopelessness in the time of waiting.

“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not grow weary.” Galatians 6:9

So, if you’re reading this you’ve been taking steps and moving forward by just simply putting yourself out there in the online dating world at OnDaySix. God can’t steer a parked car, so you’re one step closer because you’re actually moving forward.  And if in that, you haven’t seen your awaited desire of a spouse from the Lord yet, don’t lose heart. He is a good Father and wants to see our desires fulfilled. This is the time to take every thought captive into obedience. I know it’s not easy, but it is vital and as much a part of spiritual warfare right now as your times of prayer.

God sees your pain and your tears. He sees your desire and gave you that desire. I believe with all my heart that if you have a desire, God wants to fulfill that desire. I’m believing for that too now, but I know from experience that God is faithful and I can look back on His goodness in the area of my marriage for this new area that I’m awaiting the outcome of the victory that is already there in Him.  Be encouraged and don’t give up. Take heart friends, the one who promised is faithful. He created marriage and family, so His desire is for you to walk into that and enjoy His creation.

Wendee Mannon,

Photo Courtesy of”heart shape” by usamedeniz

One Reply to “Don’t Lose Heart.”

  • Kimberly Myers

    I’m not an active member on here. However, this post caught my attention today. I’m not weary in waiting for a spouse, rather, I’m fighting disappointment, discouragement and hopelessness related to a totally different area of this life.

    It’s funny, seeing these words penned in regard to relationship makes me more sensitive to the truth of my Lord, and enables me to see clearly the lies of the enemy.

    Jesus is the Lover of my soul. It is from within that love relationship that everything else takes its position in my life. When I am in a place of total trust in Him, believing He is true and only does good for me, my perception of everything else will be one of peace.

    The disappointment, discouragement, and hopelessness comes when I have turned my affection toward the enemy of my soul ~ The road is crooked and rocky. The valley is deep and the mountains are high. Quitting is easier than going forward ~therein lies my affection toward the enemy and his plan. Somehow I convince myself that the cost of quitting is much easier to pay than the price of endurance.

    But, if I will again set my affection on the Lover of my soul, if I will choose to remember His goodness toward me, if I choose the truth of His mouth ~ He will go before me and make the road straight and plain. He will make the rocky way smooth, the crooked path straight, He will lift up every valley and bring low every mountain.

    When I fix my eyes on Him, I can see value in the process, and enjoy the journey.

    Thank you for this reminder today. May He grant your every desire.


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