Caravan Sonnet: The Single Journey During Valentine's Week

2/1/16

The Single Journey During Valentine's Week

“You will be called 'sought after'".
-Isaiah 62:12-

One of the most difficult times in the single journey can be during Valentine's, especially the week and day of. On this day of “love” with all of the red, all of the balloons, all of the heart candy, all of the flowers, and all of the expressions of romantic love, it can be easy as a single gal to sometimes just want to curl up in bed and pull a quilt over my head until Valentine's Day has passed. 

Valentine's Day as a single lady can feel like a day where singleness is written with a capitol “S” on my forehead and everyone knows that I am “alone”. I struggle and yet, feel challenged to pray as I know the truth that I can act out on my feelings towards this day and live in "loneliness" or I can embrace the truth of God's word, knowing that I am "sought after" and loved. 

I am loved by the Lord. 

Scripture says that I am loved beyond measure, that I am loved more dearly than I could ever imagine. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) I am not loved for a short time but forever by the Lord. I love how Jeremiah 31:3 states: “I have loved you with an everlasting love…". 

Our time and circumstances here on earth are temporary, but the Lord's love lasts forever. We may not feel special on Valentine's Day, but we are to the Lord. “I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you.” (Haggai 2:23) 

One of my most favorite verses as a single gal is from Isaiah 62:12: “You will be called Sought After.” Don't we all want to be 'sought after'?!?! I know that I do!!

As we wait in this single season let us trust that the Lord has a beautiful story, and that we are preciously sought after. Even this Valentine's Day where we are single the Lord is crafting a beautiful and miraculous story for our romantic lives. On this Valentine's Day, rest in this precious truth that you are loved, forever, immensely, passionately, and most of all that you are sought after.

4 comments:

  1. I was single up until my late 20's. I know the devastation of seeing coworkers and friends get showered with little acts of love. Then one year, I got tired of it. I decided I would love on other people. I bought some red roses and little Valentines notes to tie on each one and I walked around all day handing out roses to strangers that were by themselves. The response I got was amazing. At the end of the day, I felt like God bent down and whispered, "I'm so crazy about you!" I never hated Valentine's Day anymore after that.

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    1. Kari,

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did!!! I have found (in so many different difficult circumstances in life) that by looking outside of myself and giving to others I am blessed by God soo much!! Thank you so much for your idea that you did!! What a beautiful gift that you gave to each of those people who were strangers and that were lonely!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

      Blessings,
      Rebecca :)

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  2. Single life works for me fine. But during good and bad times it is always best to turn to the Lord and give him thanks. And to all my fellow single and taken people all over the world know that someone loves you and you are valued.

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    1. Sheena-kay,

      I definitely agree with you- in the good times and bad times it is always best to turn to the Lord and give him thanks. I find that during the bad times that this can be particularly difficult but his mercy is so kind that as we praise Him and focus on Him in our difficult circumstances He truly encourages and comforts us as scripture states. Truly the Lord carries us and our burdens!

      Blessings,
      Rebecca :)

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