Valentine’s Day and Waiting on my Prince

flowerheartValentines Day is here and I look around and see so much red and pink candy and cute hearts. All of it starts to make me feel lonely though … especially when everyone is all lovey dovey and I’m sitting over in the corner shoving a chocolate bar in my face.

It’s not just this time of year that makes me feel lonely though. Being a single mom sometimes gets me really lonely. I love my daughter, but my love language is touch and sometimes I just want to cuddle with someone my size. I feel like a pathetic little girl, crying out to God: “I just want a man to love me, Is that too much to ask?”

In relationships, I always love to snuggle and hold hands and just be sweet together. I mean, who doesn’t want a love story like Noah and Ally have in The Notebook. In my relationship with God, I cannot actually reach my arms out and hug Him. So tonight, as I was driving home, rocking out to the radio, the song Let Me Love You by Ne-Yo came on and I caught myself thinking, “Man, I wish a guy would say stuff like that to me…” being the whiney little hopeless romantic that I am. I heard God speak to me: “I am saying it to you right now, can’t you hear me?” and for a moment He just held me in His perfect peace.

Girl let me love you
And I will love you
Until you learn to love yourself
Girl let me love you
And all your trouble
Don’t be afraid, girl let me help
Girl let me love you
And I will love you
Until you learn to love yourself
Girl let me love you
A heart of numbness, gets brought to life
I’ll take you there

So often, I think of God as my father and protector, but I forget that he also wants to be my lover and partner. (Stay with me for a second, I know it kind of sounds creepy at first.) When I talk about being intimate with God it’s obviously not a sexual thing. In the Bible it talks about how we are supposed to be the Bride of Christ. Ladies, He wants to romance us, He wants to love us and He wants us to adore Him just as He adores us.

So this Valentine’s Day, you may have a date night planned or you may be having a night alone. No matter your situation, remember that God loves you and He wants to show you how special you are. We’ll soon have our prince charming and our Valentines Day will forever be different than what it looks like right now. So until then, let’s build a closer, deeper and intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father that can make our hearts feel whole and complete.

Written by Devin Strait, Embrace Grace alumni

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