INTRODUCTION

Even though it is only the love of God, and having a personal relationship with Him through Christ  that can fill that deep void in our hearts that we all have, all of us long for a relationship with a person whom we can deeply bond with… someone we can trust enough to share our hopes and dreams with, and even our concerns and fears.  Someone we can laugh with, and who will listen to us when we just need someone to talk to, not expecting them to solve all our problems.  A relationship that will lead towards a marriage that will be strong and one that will last.

And for those of us who are Christians, that means the main foundation we build our marriage upon will be on Christ and Biblical truth.  We also want someone who shares our passion for reaching out to people with the truth of God’s Word, so that those who do not yet know the joy that comes from receiving God’s love and forgiveness by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, can find the truth that we have found.  Someone who is blessed with discernment and does not ‘go with the flow,’ and led astray by ‘accepting every wind of doctrine ‘ (Ephesians 4:14) that comes our way, but ‘tests everything in light of Scripture. ‘ (1 Thessalonians 5:21,22) (Acts 17:11)  In today’s world, Christianity, for the most part, has embraced so many mystical/new age practices, that it’s extremely hard to find someone who stands for Biblical truth or realizes the importance of ‘contending for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints,’  (Jude 3) in spite of the many warnings in Scripture about deception, false doctrine, and doctrines of demons.  (Matthew 24:24, Mark 13:6,22, Luke 21:8, Acts 20:27-31, 2 Corinthians 11:3, 2 Timothy 3:12-17, 4:3, Titus 1:9, 2:1, 1 Timothy 4:1)

We also want someone we can encourage, and who will encourage us and love us in spite of our weaknesses and imperfections, but who will also care enough to lovingly warn us if we may be headed in the wrong direction spiritually.  Someone who will silently lift us up in prayer, trusting that God will be the one to bring us to the point of seeing the truth and responding to His Holy Spirit. 

Some of us are also looking for a  person who will support our decision to pursue the dream God has put upon our heart as we seek Him in prayer and in His Word concerning His will for our life, no matter how impossible the dream may seem to appear to ever come to pass, for “with God all things are possible.”  (Matt.19:26)  Someone who will be there for us, and never give up on us.  Ultimately that One person who will never leave or forsake us is God, and we must never look to our mate to meet our every need, for only God can do that.  But if two people bond together the way God desires them to, they will be one on every level, and will choose to enter into a covenant relationship; a relationship where two people choose to remain faithful and committed to one another…no matter what, never even considering  infidelity or divorce.

Many of us are single, either because we have not yet found the person who shares our beliefs and some of our interests, or we find ourselves single again because of divorce that was not of our own choosing, or possibly it was a choice we willingly made that we know now was because of sin.  Some of us are still single because we are not letting go of the pain and regets of our past. Whatever the reason, there are many of us who are alone, desiring one day to find the one with whom we can share the rest of our lives with. 

But as much as we may desire to have a person in our life who would make us feel complete, there comes a point when we just have to place our future in God’s hands and trust Him to orchestrate all the details in His timing, and make seeking Him and knowing His Word well our main priority.  We also need to seek God concerning our past hurts, insecurities, and wrong choices, so that we can allow Him to renew our minds with the truth of His Word and bring healing to us, to avoid bringing the same destructive and sinful patterns of thinking and behavior into another relationship.

Making the necessary changes and turning from the sins that God is clearly pointing out to us, is not only showing evidence of true repentance, but it is also an active expression of our faith and trust in God, because we are doing our part to be ready to receive the blessings we pray and believe He will one day have in store for us…if it’s within His will.

This poem came about during one of my moments of feeling lonely, as I reflected on my desire to serve God with someone at my side…someone who would allow me to become a part of his life, and not shut me out as my former husband did by pursuing only his own interests and not putting forth any effort to make our marriage work.

I also wondered about how many other people are out there just like me, wanting someone to share life with, but they are choosing to allow their past to destroy any hope for their future.  If I did not come to understand God’s love and forgiveness, by reading His Word, the Bible, and coming to the point of receiving Jesus as my Savior and Lord of my life, I would still be one of those people. 

That’s why I am writing these poems…I want God to use them to point those of you who do not yet have a personal relationship with God, to seek Him with all your heart.  You will read about the struggles I have had, and sometimes still have, and yet if you choose to surrender your life to God by receiving Jesus, as I, and many others have done, you will find that deep emptiness within your heart will be filled, and the meaning and purpose for life will be understood… we were created to have a relationship with God, the Creator of this world, who loves us deeper than we can ever imagine.  And when that void in our hearts is filled with His love and forgiveness, and we choose to seek Him and His righteousness, He gives us His grace and patience to wait for what we hope and pray He has in store for us.

We will grow in our relationship with Him, by getting to know Him through His Word, and spending time with Him in prayer, expressing not only our fears and concerns to Him, but also expressing our love and praise to Him for who He is and for all He has done for us.   When we begin to see just how faithful He is to meet our every need, and to give us His strength where we are weak, and His peace that surpasses all human understanding in the midst of moments of sorrow and loneliness, we will then be able to trust Him with all the details of our lives, including having someone to share the rest of our lives with.

I have finally come to the point of surrendering my desires to God, and trust that if it’s His will for me to be involved with someone, He will put the desire in a godly man’s heart to pursue me.  Until then, I have accepted this season of singleness in my life, and while I wait for God to bring about His perfect will for my life, I will keep my focus on Him, and choose to serve Him with all my heart.

Being able to express all my deepest thoughts through all these poems has been a very  enjoyable and healing experience for me.  I hope and pray these poems have somehow been an encouragement and blessing to all of you.

God bless you, and thank you very much for stopping by to read my poems : )  Another poem coming soon.

A SONG TO ENCOURAGE YOU

SCRIPTURES FOR YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT (MORE TO COME)

“The LORD God said,  “It is not good for the man to be alone.  I will make a helper suitable for him.”  (Genesis 2:18)

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”  (Proverbs 3:4,5)

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”  (Matthew 6:33)

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  And if we know that He hears us–whatever we ask–we know that we have what we asked of Him.”  1 John 5:14,15

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”  (Isaiah 43:18)

“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”  (Philippians 3:13,14)

LONELY HEARTS

No person can ever fully satisfy the deepest longing of our soul,

Which is our need for God’s love and His forgiveness, and our broken hearts to be

made whole,

But there’s still a longing deep within us all to be loved for who we are,

And so we continue on a search, looking near and looking far,

Till we finally reach the point of placing our future in God’s hands,

We then rest in His peace and choose to trust Him as His Word commands,

No longer dwelling on the past, for Christ has healed and set us free,

We press on to know Him more, and believe one day that we will see,

The day He brings the one who will complete us heart and soul,

In Christ we’ll stand united, two halves have been made whole.

Copyright©2011 Mary K. Dalke/Living4HisGlory/LivingForHisGlory

Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible New International Version® Copyright©1973,1978,1984 International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan.  All rights reserved.

Picture obtained from Photobucket- Tropical_heart_romance-1

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