God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
The apostle Paul speaks of a thorn in his side that he pleaded with God three times to remove (2 Cor. 12:7–10). Biblical scholars aren’t sure exactly what Paul’s thorn was, but what if it was being single?
It took me longer than Paul to hear God telling me that his grace is sufficient.
The mind can descend far lower than the body, for in it there are bottomless pits. The flesh can bear only a certain number of wounds and no more, but the soul can bleed in ten thousand ways, and die over and over again each hour.
Today I say you can encourage those who are also single
1. You Are Not Alone
You are almost certainly not the only one in your congregation dealing with this issues . Speaking openly about this issues will allow others to share their own struggles and will enable you to care for one another.
2. It’s Not Your Fault
like that of the man born blind (John 9:3)—isn’t punishment for my sins or the sins of my parents. Mental illness may not be my fault, but it can be my opportunity to speak truth about Christ’s love to others.
3. God Sees You and Is with You
We have a personal Savior who experiences emotions. As you suffer the effects of issues, you can remember the nearness of Christ. He weeps with you, as he wept with Lazarus’s family (John 11:35). He knew the resurrecting work he was about to do, but he sobbed with anger anyway. Likewise, he knows how he is going to work in and through your life, and he is with you in the midst of it.