Christian patience dating
But so often when I go to him with my questions and restlessness, he doesn't reveal anything instantly. It's in the desert, the wilderness, the quietness that God can restore hope and vision and deepen my character.
Yes, he brings hope, he renews my faith, and he gives me strength to keep going. It's in waiting that I get to know God's heart more intimately and finally begin to realize is my life.
It’s estimated that the Pacific Ocean holds 187 deep. The Lord says to Job, “Who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb, when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed’? And then he drew a line in the sand and told the waves they could go no farther. To show us that the waves are his, to tell us that he is sovereign, creative, and wise — and that he can be trusted.
And we can safely play there in its wake at Newport Beach, wading carelessly into seemingly infinite power and mystery. “He established the fountains of the deep, when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth” (Proverbs –29). God does the same kind of work in marriage and dating.
There are times when God calls us to patiently wait on his timing.
We have water in Minneapolis; it’s just frozen half the year.Often Christian girls are told that their role in dating is simply to wait to be pursued. ” Recently I read a church singles blog that went so far as to shame a girl for “taking matters into her own hands” simply because she wanted to tell a guy that she liked him.They are led to believe that there is nothing women can or should do to improve their dating life. In many ways there was a lot I and other single girls like about this myth: I have no responsibilities. I just need to be myself and God will ensure someone will notice me. " I often find myself grumbling, tired of waiting, tired of trying to hang onto hope as the months and years slip away and so many questions remain unanswered.I long for a breakthrough in a tedious career that does little to spark life in my heart.