When praying for your future husband, have you ever wondered if your prayers are going to be answered? Have you ever secretly wondered whether years from now, you’ll still be single, looking back and thinking your prayers were all wasted?
What if you never get married?
We don’t want to ask it. We don’t want to think about it. I know not everyone wants to get married, but most of us do. And the hard truth is, we all know people who have never married. Some wait for many, many years. And some marry as soon as they graduate from high school.
Life isn’t fair. It’s so hard to see someone who longs to be married, having to wait patiently as the years tick by. I don’t understand it. And I don’t think it’s meant to be understood.
God knows the future though, and it’s our duty to trust Him. You have purpose in singleness because this is where He has you, and He will carry you through.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
This might sound funny, but pray about praying for your future husband.
Ask for wisdom. (He promises to give that.) Spending excessive hours praying for your future husband, may blow perspective way out of proportion. We don’t want to over-focus on the future, or worse– paint a fairy tale picture. Pray, trust God, and go live your life right now.
Prayer is not a waste, it’s a part of our relationship with God.
If you have a desire in your heart for marriage, than talk to Him about that. Pray to Him about your future husband. When you feel loneliness, lift up a prayer. Another reason I like the “praying for us” idea (shared in last week’s post) is that it’s not all about Mr. Wonderful. It’s about what God wants to do right here and now in your life as well. Let Him write the story of your life. You’ll never regret it.