What I Have Learned About God from Being Single
It was the fall of my 40th year. I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of someone bawling, sobbing uncontrollably. Who was crying?
It was me!
I found this inexplicable. I searched my heart, and then I knew: I was crying because I would never have a child of my own.
Rewind about ten years to find me standing in an older colleague’s office, shooting the breeze. She was married but had not been able to have children. We got to talking about this lot in life, and she looked at me somberly and said, “The grief lasts for a decade.”
I hadn’t believed her then, or, perhaps more accurately, I hadn’t wanted to believe her. But she was right. At age 40, I had awoken in the night to one final cry over what I would not have.
3 Ways God Has Been Faithful
I tell this story so that the next points I share won’t sound trite or as if I have never let myself feel the grief of not having a man’s touch across the small of my back or the joy of experiencing the pain of childbirth.
Oh, I have experienced that deep grief.
And yet, now in my 50s, God has given me gifts beyond what I ever could have imagined! God is faithful beyond compare.
Come on over to www.BecomeLess.net, where I share three ways God has shown his faithfulness to me.
Having now lived my adult life as a single person, I love what God has developed in me: I am sustained by him, nurtured by him, cherished by him, and forgiven by him. I have had a meaningful career and have enjoyed countless volunteer activities. I know it all comes from the Lord.
There is no better place than resting in God’s care. God is so very faithful.
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