Whether you’re single or married, you are not alone in your desire to be loved. Valentine’s Day can bring a smile to the faces of those who feel loved, or a deep longing in the hearts of those who don’t. The truth is, people spend a majority of their lives searching for love that won’t fail, but many never find it. Do you want this kind of love? It’s the kind of love that will always be there for you.
Candy, flowers, perfume—these Valentine’s Day gifts still make up the largest portion of the Valentine commercial industry. And there’s nothing wrong with those. But what if you and your spouse could give each other a special gift this Valentine’s Day–one that would last all year?
Most of us don’t like to wait. Yet even with our latest technology advances, experts say we spend an average of two years of our lives waiting for something: red lights, traffic backups, doctor’s appointments, grocery lines, income tax refunds, and insurance checks. We wait for babies to be born, boring sermons to end, houses to sell, and kids to grow up. We usually prefer fast-food, instant communication through social media, immediate profits, and magical answers to difficult questions.
What to ask–and what not to ask God in His waiting room.
We all need fresh hope and a new perspective, not only at the beginning of a new year, but all year long. What do your eyes see today? Are you unable to see anything but problems, troubles, chaos, messiness? Are you finding it difficult to pray for comfort, perspective, hope and order? We all encounter seemingly hopeless situations at times, but that is why Christ came and why he gave us the Holy Spirit – because we need hope in the deepest parts of us! If you’re having trouble getting your words to rise above the clutter, pray along with these …