Trust God with a hope deferred.

http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/conference-messages/were-not-on-hold-biblical-femininity-for-single-women

We’re not on hold…when you are asked to give an account for the time you’ve spent, will you have to tell God that you spent your energy hunting for a husband, or will you have a rich full story to tell the Lord of how you were faithful in all things?  Even if it’s your hope and desire to be married and to have children, trust God with a hope deferred, and don’t put your life on hold just looking for a man.

God has not promised to rescue us according to our time schedule.  If it appears your prayers are unanswered, do not dishonor the Lord with unbelief. Waiting in faith is a high form of worship.  in some respects, it excels the adoration of the shining ones above.  God delivers his servants in ways that exercise their faith.  He would not have them lacking in faith, for faith is the wealth of heavenly life.  He desires that the trial of faith continues until faith grows strong and comes to full assurance.  The sycamore fig never comes into full sweetness unless it is bruised.  The same is true of faith.  Tested believer, God will bring your through.  But do not expect him to bring you through in the way that human reason suggests, for that would not develop your faith. –Charles Spurgeon

“Is it a small thing in your eyes to be loved by God – to be the son, the spouse, the love, the delight of the King of glory? Christian, believe this, and think about it: you will be eternally embraced in the arms of the love which was from everlasting, and will extend to everlasting – of the love which brought the Son of God’s love from heaven to earth, from earth to the cross, from the cross to the grave, from the grave to glory – that love which was weary, hungry, tempted, scorned, scourged, buffeted, spat upon, crucified, pierced – which fasted, prayed, taught, healed, wept, sweated, bled, died. That love will eternally embrace you.” –Richard Baxter

Is it a small thing to be loved by God? Trust God with a hope deferred.

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