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, CEO-OnDaySix.com
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