Depression is not something that magically disappears when you slap a band aid on it. Sometimes the last thing you want to hear is another Bible verse or encouraging word. Psalms puts words to the hardest seasons of life when it’s hard to find words to pray.
Since it is human nature to battle against self-worship, we are tempted to focus on the latter half of Psalm 37:4, which seems to promise that God will give us whatever our little hearts desire. But realizing the context of Psalm 37:4 will help us better comprehend what it means to delight in the Lord.
Jesus said “I Love You” with his life by showing up for all of us and giving us hope for our messy lives. He left His throne to come to earth and save us from our miserable selves. It’s through His life and presence in our hearts that we can learn to love ourselves and others.
Think of a wise woman you know personally. What makes her wise in your mind? Perhaps she is knowledgeable, hospitable, charitable, loving, nurturing, self-controlled, kind. But what does the Bible say makes a woman wise?
Our world is not unlike the world Jesus’s disciples experienced. We live in a world that has trouble believing in the One True God. When we speak about Him, people become offended, and wars are started. There is no peace in our world except for the peace that comes from God.
Even if a church gives a nod to “the singles” in a sermon or in a group, they’ll often blip over the following types of singles outlined below. Let’s be intentional about celebrating these groups of singles!