As a virgin daughter I find myself committing adultery’ in my mind quite often and find myself troubled and afraid I might not ever marry. Yet I so want to be at peace (such a big word). The Lord’s voice is much more powerful than mine so here are some verses to explain and tell us what to do about this dilemma.
- Philippians 4:6, 7 (careful or anxious)
- 1 Peter 5:7 (he cares for you)
- Psalms 37:4, 5 (His rewards)
- Isaiah 58:14 (delight in God)
- John 14:27 (peace)
- Proverbs 16:3 (thought or dreams)
- Colossians 3:2 (what to set your heart on)
My sisters, Christ doesn’t want us to worry … He wants to give us peace! He has given it to us. His love is not like a reward card … buy (or do) this and get this gift for free (marriage, etc). His love is individual to each, yet He loves everyone equally (and has the same rules across the board).
His joy is to see us joyful, glad and at peace, not anxious, confused, worried and impatient! The devil loves to give us lies that make us all that and even sometimes regretful we believe a certain way (different than everyone else). He also has billions of more stumbling blocks that we don’t need to discuss except to say that when you find yourself anxious, worried, confused, etc, you need to recall Christ’s words: “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Yes the Bible instructs young men, “Rejoice with the bride of thy youth” but don’t you think God cannot tell time! He knows when ‘youth’ fades and when your husband is to marry you!
So while I’m waiting, I have fun caring for my father and brothers as I would my husband. I get up and make them a meal, set the table gorgeously, make their beds, wash their clothes and do whatever I can to make them want to be around a smiling big (or little) sister, who is always praising them and finding ways to make them laugh! This will help them to know how to treat a future wife and will help me have joy in this “boring, long, never-ending” waiting time!
Remember, always set your heart on God for He will NEVER fail you or cause you pain for doing so.
Authored by Faith Grubb