How Can Singles Cope During The Holidays?
Many never-married singles feel that singleness equals rejection. This belief can lead to insecurity and depression. If you are experiencing these feelings, it may help t remember that Jesus was always single. Although He never had a marriage relationship, He did enjoy the close companionship of friends. The apostle Paul was either single or widowed. Used greatly by God, Paul wrote that his singleness allowed him to have a deeper relationship with God and to serve Him more fully. God wants you to look to Him, not to another person; to have your needs met. His presence within you can help you handle your loneliness, your depression, your need for intimacy, and your search for fulfillment. Remember that being single is not God's second-best. Although marriage can be wonderful, it is not for everyone! Some people find contentment in being married; others find contentment in singleness. God has a plan for your life. Your main concern should not be in whether you will be single or married, but in fulfilling God's purpose for your life. If you are not already content in your singleness, whether it is for a time or throughout you life, ask God to help you be content by accepting who we have. Hebrews 13:5 says you're to be "content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you." According to his verse, all believers have Christ. If you have Christ, the Apostle Paul wrote in Philip. 4:11, you can learn to "be content" in all circumstances, including the holidays. Understanding these biblical truths will be essential to overcoming loneliness and depression.