Singleness isn’t easy — but some days are worse than others. Some days, singles need a little extra grace.
Last year, Single Roots published an article by guest writer Don Sartain titled “Seeing the Grace in Our Singleness.” He begins:
I’ve had one of those days recently. A day when being single just weighs on you. When all your single friends are busy and your married friends are, well, married. You spend most of the day trying to be productive. Reading. Writing. Praying. Then you eventually start just medicating.
Turn on the TV. Put down the book and people watch at Starbucks, or whatever small coffee shop the hipsters prefer. But the more you medicate, the more something deep inside stirs, longing for more. Longing for depth – for wholeness.
And all of these feelings come down to one thing: Grace.
Yep, grace. Because as obnoxious and as painful as these days are, they are days we get to press into the Gospel. They are days when we are pressed into leaning on Christ and finding our identity and completeness in Him. Don’t get me wrong, we were wired with those desires. They are good desires—desires for marriage and for Gospel-centered community. These are good desires, and they are good gifts from God.
Just as much as these are gifts, so are those alone times. Those moments that make us realize that we want—that we need—more. Those moments without anything to distract us from crying out to God. And do you know what? He wants us to cry out to Him.
How do you cope with those days?
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