Dear Godly Woman Readers:
One of our fellow members is concerned about her friend - What Godly wisdom, advice or encouragement can you give for those ladies who feel like a complete failure because they are not married yet?
A Concerned Friend:
Hallo! I love this page and all the advice! Keep up the good work! Can you please advise. I have a friend she is turning 30 this year and she has never been married. She is a beautiful lady inside and out and great in her job/career. She says she feels like a complete failure despite all her other success. She said she feels like a complete failure because she's not married yet. What advise can you give? Thank you.
Dear Concerned Friend,
Isn’t it so true? Everyone is going through something? Sometimes I feel like a complete failure and want to give up. If you’re honest, you occasionally feel that way too. Whether it’s a relationship, a job, home, family, kids, health issues, a heart issue, etc., Sometimes we just want to shove these feelings under a rug and forget about it, yeap, seems like a great solution, at least temporarily.
Well, I have realized (took me a long time) that no matter where you are in life (and I mean physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually or even geographically), or whatever is going on in your life, and no matter how hard you try, there will always, always be days when we want to just give up! So I decided what I needed to do (with God’s help, of course) was to find peace and contentment in ALL circumstances. It’s not easy, but it’s what I strive for everyday.
When I need the strength to keep going, the best place to which I know to turn is God’s Word.
Here’s one of my favorite verse of ALL times:
John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Also, I would love to encourage your friend with these other Bible verses that encourages me in other circumstances. Hope it blesses you and your friend to hold onto God's wonderful Promises.
"The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him."
- Psalm 28:7
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
- Philippians 4:13
"Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you."
- Deuteronomy 31:6
"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
- Isaiah 40:31
"Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it."
- I Corinthians 9:24
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
- Joshua 1:9
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might."
- Ephesians 6:10
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us," - Hebrews 12:1
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts." - Zechariah 4:6
"For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control." - II Timothy 1:7
"It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect." - Psalm 18:32
"I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only."
- Psalm 71:16
What are some of the Bible verses that you turn to for strength?
Would you leave them in the comments below and encourage one another? Thank you. God bless.
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