God wants you to be happy, prosperous, and productive. And you must have faith in Him and in His intentions in order to receive the many blessings that He has in store for you. Notice the big “V” on the shield in the picture – it stands for Victory. You are destined to be victorious – over the enemy, and in everything that you strive for in God’s Will for your life. And fortunately for most of us ladies, marriage is well within His Will for us. If a husband is something whose arrival you earnestly desire and have prayed about, then keep your faith that your spouse is coming!
Hebrews 11: 6 – “Without faith it is impossible to please God.”
2 Corinthians 5: 7 – “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
Hebrews 11: 1 – “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
Romans 5: 2 – “We have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
Ephesians 6: 16 – “in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”
As these verses indicate, faith is essentially a demonstration of our belief and trust in God, and it is required of every Believer. Our personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the catalyst that converts hopes and dreams into faith that they will manifest in our life. And faith is the shield that covers and protects us from the arrows of destruction, disappointment, depression and other negative emotions unleashed by the adversary.
This process is aided by the presence of the Holy Spirit. We will gain the strength to withstand delays or frustrations by drawing upon Him for the power to overcome. When facing problems, if we turn fully to Christ, we will learn the reality that He provides comfort and guidance to strengthen our faith. 2 Corinthians 1: 5 states “For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.” We may go through, but we will also get through.
The end result will be a deeper relationship with the Father, which is exactly what He wants you to have before He places you into a binding lifelong tie with a mate. A strong, unshakeable faith in Jesus is the necessary firm foundation upon which to build an enduring marriage. The way to establish that foundation is to “set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.” according to Colossians 3: 2.
As your faith deepens, God’s presence will expand and establish you on an even more solid footing in Him. Your complete surrender to the Will of our Father will actually move you forward on the pathway toward reaching your goal. Rather than futile stressing about quickly receiving your desire, spend time in prayer. Read and study the Book, learn to identify the voice of the Lord no matter what you hear around you, and submit to His leading. This is a prerequisite for your personal spiritual growth. And it is essential preparation for a godly marriage.
Your faith will show you who your ordained spouse is, and what God has to say about him. Your faith leads you to accept God’s Vision for your life, and allows you to step out to attain it. Your faith helps you to understand our Father’s Will, and to know whether or not a particular man is part of that Vision. Your faith is the catalyst for your actions, and sets your steps ahead on a firm path. Your faith will keep you emotionally, spiritually and mentally calm and serene as Christ works out His plans for you. Faith is what it’s all about!
So, trust in your Lord and Savior to meet every need that you have in your life, and do not give in to despair. He knows you better than you know yourself, and He knows how to satisfy your true desires.
Joy and Shalom!