To the Single Girl on Valentine's Day
"You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16:11
The dreaded holiday is almost here. Tomorrow, millions of Americans in relationships will go overboard buying their significant others chocolates, flowers, and diamonds, and it will leave the singles in a rut, reflecting on their singleness and loneliness even more than before. Valentine's Day is not an easy thing to face as a single person, and while some say it's too commercialized, many are reminded of the love they don't have...at least not yet.
Sister, I am here to remind you that one day does not define your worth or your happiness. Christ died to give you contentment, fulfillment, and hope—even on Valentine's Day. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, celebrate where God has you in this very moment—He has gifted you singleness, and learning to be content in whatever season He has you in will make His gifts even sweeter than chocolate on Valentine's Day.
Looking to the world to define love and romance will only leave your tired and lonely heart feeling more miserable. Rather, see your loneliness as a reminder to search for satisfaction in Christ. Let your sadness transform into joy as you dwell on the ultimate sacrifice Christ paid for your sins. True love is at the heart of the Gospel.
Don't dread February 14th, but rather, look at it as another day to glorify the One who loved you so much He died for you.
Father, thank You for Your love and grace. Help me to not idolize Valentine's Day or marriage. Help me to find true contentment and hope in You, God. I know my longing to be loved is not sinful, but I know my only true fulfillment should come from You. You should always be my first love and the center of my heart. Amen.
Thank God for all of His blessings in your life. Pray He would give you a heart of contentment and a longing for Him. Use Valentine's Day to spread the Gospel to hurting and lonely singles.
Raegan Thornhill is wife to an amazing man of God and mom to her baby boy, Weston. She is the Co-Founder, content manager, and writer at Whole Magazine. She believes cheesecake, snow, a cup of hot coffee, and an episode of Breaking Bad can fix any dreadful day. Her mission in life is to show women of all ages how they can be whole again through the Gospel of Christ. She longs for her writings to be a testament of the mercy and grace God has shown her. You can follow more of Raegan on her blog, Delighted In Him.