It’s not easy to be single on Valentine’s Day.
Everywhere I’ve looked for the past two weeks, have been signs of “couplehood”……friends getting engaged, stores overrun with flowers and hearts, Valentine’s Date plans, articles on marriage and love…..
And honestly, I’ll be glad when this day is over.
This is not the way life was supposed to be. Yet here I sit with a broken marriage, a broken heart, and a broken life.
And yet, when I get past all of that and preach to myself—really look at my soul and my life and kick myself, I realize that I do not have a broken view of love. Because the only love that is perfect, the only love that I need, is the love that I get from God my father. I am learning to be content in that love. The apostle Paul had to learn about contentment too, as we see in Philippians 4:11:
11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
My soul hurts tonight, and I am exceedingly sad. But I am also overwhelmed with gratitude. I love my children. I love my children, and for those who knew my once hardened heart, you will know that is not nothing.
And I know that this is truth:
7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Happy Valentine’s Day from my wonderful family to each and everyone of you. My love and gratitude for your friendships, for your readership and for your care of me and my family is immense.