Waiting for Love  by Christopher Shennan

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“At your absolute best, you still won’t be good enough for the wrong person. At your worst, you’ll still be worth it to the right person.” – Karen Salmansohn

Sandy Hotson who found her “guy” and married him at age 37) responded to the above post on Facebook in the following way:

“Yes! Ladies, and men, this is partly why it is so important to wait for the right person no matter how difficult being single might be. I am SO thankful I waited 16 long and sometimes difficult years. I knew that waiting on God would be worth it but He has blessed me more than what I had imagined. Even at my worst and ugliest, I am treated like royalty”

For all of those sixteen years I was Sandy’s friend and councilor, and for three years the friend and councilor of the “guy” she finally found and married.

One day, visiting with her and my daughter at a coffee shop, I said to her, “Sandy, God has answered so many of your prayers.”

Looking back at me, and in a plaintive voice, she said, “All except one.”

I replied, “Sandy, you will be amazed how quickly God answers that prayer.”

Now this is the amazing part: The very next day Sandy met the man God had chosen for her, and I was privileged, several months later to conduct the wedding ceremony.

Some may ask, “Why did Sandy have to wait so long? Why could God not have answered her prayer long before that?

Because God knows, better than we do “when” answering our prayers will most bless us, and what will most bring glory to His name:

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable [are] his judgments, and his ways past finding out! (Romans 11:33 – AKJV) 

I say to all single people this Valentine’s Day, who have been praying for a long time for God to bring His choice of a life mate into your lives: “Don’t despair.” His answer may come sooner than you think, or the delay might bring special sweetness to His answer. Whatever the future holds for you, it is in the hands of a God who loves you, and will ultimately bless you most.

Waiting for Love

(© Friday 5th February 2016 – by Christopher Shennan)

It is worth the wait for love to arrive,

Though the waiting may be filled with despair;

From God you will all your comfort derive –

Find the answer to your longings right there.

God knows your heart and special needs;

He knows all your deep longings too.

He’ll answer your prayers – they’re like seeds

That will grow into answers – to bless you

If you’re looking for love, patiently wait;

A mighty Oak doesn’t grow in a day.

God’s always on time; He’ll never be late;

All of your dreams at your feet He will lay.

Do not grow weary while waiting for love,

For in God’s time it will come from above.

Christopher Shennan

Please visit My website: www.christophershennan.ca
My blog: https://christophershennan.wordpress.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CNShennan
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