And If Not

So, it’s Valentine’s Day, or as I like to call it, Single’s Awareness Day. As always, I am single as heck on Valentine’s Day, and I have to wade through ridiculous amounts of sappy couple posts. You know the type: “So grateful for this girl. #blessed”; “This man is my favorite. #love”; and so on and so forth.

Anyway, this year, I found myself getting a little bitter. Why don’t I have a boyfriend? How can she get a man and I can’t? Why does everyone have somebody except me? I was thinking about this and getting kind of upset, and then I remembered a phrase that I’ve seen quite a lot recently:

And if not, He is still good.

And it hit me like a truck.

He never promised me a man. Nowhere in the Bible did He say, “Delight thyself also in the Lord, and thou shalt get a significant other.” He doesn’t owe me anything. He’s already done so much more than I deserve. But more than that, I can be happy as a single because I serve a good God. He is always good, all the time. He’s good if I win the lottery tomorrow. He’s good if I die tomorrow. He is always good, even if I’m single.

Maybe someday I will find someone to grow old with. But if not, He is still good.

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About e2house

Biblical Counseling major at BJU. Caffeine addict. Saved by grace. Lover of Jesus Christ and all things beautiful.
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One Response to And If Not

  1. “But if not, He is still good.” This is so good. And so powerful. And so liberating! It is a truth that I have been battling with and navigating through lately, but ultimately coming to terms with and finding so much peace and strength in! Thanks for being vulnerable and real and for sharing this with the world.

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