I Didn't Have Someone for Valentine's Day

Anastasis Faith

We’re a bunch of single girls and our favorite holiday is Valentine’s Day! Riiiiight?
Why? Because we look around and see all these adorable couples. We see guys getting girls flowers. The chocolates. The kisses. The romance.
It’s everywhere.
And those of us who are single in stark contrast against those who do “have someone.”
Ladies, this is one of those times when we just have to surrender our desire to “have someone” and turn to God to fulfill that desire—because that hole is only truly and lastingly filled by Him.
Maybe you’re thinking about that guy who you wish had gotten you a gift and asked you to be his girlfriend. Maybe you really like someone, but cannot do anything about it.
There have been times when I’ve been overwhelmed by the love that I feel for someone and unable to express it completely. Or I try to express my deep affection for someone and their response is disappointing. Or there’s no response at all.
It occurred to me the other day, “What if God feels this way about me?” If He loved me so much to send His Son to die for me—then He must really “love so much it hurts.” Imagine if you loved someone so much that you were willing to offer your only child to save them, just to have them run away from you.
God loves us so much that He wants to shower His blessings upon us. He wants to spend time with us, hold us, protect us, tell us He loves us, and overwhelm us with good gifts. Think about an infinite God who has infinite love for a finite being. My heart cannot hold the weight of His love. It would crush me; it is so deep and overwhelming.
Sadly, we run from Him and choose other things over Him.
I believe Jesus knows far too well what it feels like to love someone so intensely but not be able to express it, because we often don’t want it, and even if we did, we couldn’t handle the enormity of His love.
Your heavenly Father is brimming over with love for you. If He did not spare His Son for you, then He will not spare any other gifts from you (Romans 8:32).
But imagine how much more of God’s love you would see if you did not run from Him. He would lavish you with gifts and blessings.
You see, His love for you—His love for me—is more than a human heart can ever comprehend. We will never understand the depths of His love for us, but we will have all of eternity to explore it.
Jesus wants to love you with all that He is. And He just wants you to love Him back with all that you are.
If God’s love is all this and so much more, then why would we EVER feel discontent with our lot in life? He’s given us these beautiful single years as a gift to be used for His glory and there is no other time in your life that you will be freer to spend time with Him. And also, marriage will never satisfy us completely like God does—and it for sure will not solve all of our problems.
Jesus loves you. And it’s when you finally realize this that you will discover that you do have Someone for Valentine’s Day—and every day for the rest of forever.

What was your response to Valentine’s Day yesterday? What are some other things that we single girls struggle with on this holiday? Any thoughts? Share in the comments!

Anastasis Faith / Author & Editor

Anastasis is a Texas girl who enjoys writing, blogging, and music. You can connect with her here on her blog, or at morningglorypursuingjesus@yahoo.com


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