I’m a single young lady who is eagerly waiting to marry my future husband; yet at the same time I’M MARRIED and have been married for quite some time. You might ask, “How could this be?” Well…The Word of God tells me that God is my husband! Yeah-Isaiah 54:5 (New King James Version) says, “For your Maker is your husband, The Lord of hosts is His name, And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.” Now an earthly husband should protect, provide, comfort, and lead his wife. And God, as my spiritual husband, does these same things for me! God indeed protects me with His whole and mighty armor (Ephesians 6:13-18, NKJV). He provides for me and supplies all my needs (Philippians 4:19, NKJV). He helps or comforts me through the filling of His Holy Spirit (John 14:26, NKJV). And He leads me by the light of His Holy Word (Psalm 119:105, NKJV). Now marriage is honorable in the sight of God and there is nothing wrong with desiring an earthly husband. However, we single ladies must remember that before we even meet our earthly husbands we are already MARRIED TO GOD.
Trust me, I know the wait may seem long and may get a little discouraging at times, but we should be content with our Spiritual Husband until He sees fit to bless us with an earthly one. Now the great part about waiting so long for your desired husband is having FULL ASSURANCE that God can indeed take care of you and keep you, with or without a husband. I’m 26 years old and have been living independently in my own apartment, paying my own bills, for over three years now. Not once have I gone hungry or without-I’m living proof that God will indeed provide. God has proven Himself to be a great husband to me, and I’m looking forward to the day He blesses me with an earthly husband! So be encouraged single ladies-you are indeed married or joined to God in the Spirit. He can be EVERYTHING that an earthly husband can be to you, if you let Him. Be satisfied with just God by your side and trust that He will put a good man by your side when the time is right!
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.