Dear Single Friend,
It’s that time of the year again, when we join together to celebrate S.A.D. on February 14. Yes, it’s true true that couples agonize over what to give their significant other, how to get the best reservations in town, and what color of roses signify the right stage in their relationship all to satisfy a chubby baby with wings and a bow and arrow. Whereas, we get to throw on our sweats, pull out the Chunky Monkey, and watch When Harry Met Sally for the 11 billionth time.
It’s Singles Awareness Day…let’s all rejoice.
If you’re like me, you often wonder why on earth you’re celebrating yet another holiday or milestone on your own again. You might not be cuckoo or have three eyeballs, so your singleness continues to be unexplained. You might feel alone and confused. You might treasure your awesome single life, but wouldn’t mind a little romance or even just a date and conversation with a normal person. If you’re like me.
If you’re like me, you might have trust issues with our Father in Heaven. You might be waiting for promises to be fulfilled. You might be waiting for ALL THE THINGS. You might be putting your “stuff” on Him.
You might have forgotten that faith and trust go hand in hand and that this is not a passive emotion, belief, or action.
It’s a slippery slope and holidays (especially those about love) can quite often exacerbate our confusion and loneliness.
But you are not alone. Even when it doesn’t feel like it, our Heavenly Father is there, waiting to wrap us in His arms. And if you are hurting, in disbelief, or just don’t feel it, I’m here, too. I’ll be your single buddy – I’ve got extra bowls and plenty of Chunky Monkey to go around.
So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. – Galatians 6:2