To the Girl Who Feels Unlovable,
The day is here. A day of celebration and romance for people in relationships. But for many, it’s a reminder of loneliness.
Although you can choose to make the most of Valentine’s Day as a single person, sometimes heartache just won’t let you.
I was that girl last winter. The girl who worried that she may remain single forever. Let’s face it, finding a nice, Godly man is difficult in today’s world. And it seems nearly impossible when you feel you are unlovable.
As someone who is battling a chronic illness, I often felt that a guy would want nothing to do with me. After all, a lot of days I struggled just to make it through class or homework. How in the world could I keep up with all of the Instagram-worthy adventurous dates my peers always posted?
I felt hopeless because I couldn’t see my value.
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What God Sees
If you read last week’s post, then you already have a firm foundation on which your true value lies. It cannot be based on our holiness, because we are sinners who are not worthy of God’s holy presence.
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV)
Even though we are not worthy of salvation on our own, Jesus willingly gave up His life for us anyway. That’s right, lovely one. You are loved enough for God to give up His only Son as a permanent sacrifice for your sins.
If that isn’t heroic and romantic, I don’t know what is.
Although we can’t always see our own value, God does. He loves you no matter what–whether single or married. He loves you even though you have a scarred past or struggle with sin. He loves you even if you’re battling illness or just don’t fit in.
And this will never change.
The Lie of the Unlovable
Sometimes we have to keep reminding ourselves of our value in God’s eyes. The enemy wants you to believe that you’ll be forever alone. And that if you’re single, it means there’s something wrong with you.
Those are lies. Although I can’t guarantee you a spouse, I can promise that God is faithful and knows what’s best for your life. Keep praying and seeking the Lord in your singleness, and you’ll find abundant blessings in your life.
When I was afraid that my health issues made me unworthy of love, a friend of mine reminded me of a beautiful truth.
A man who God wants you to be with will love you for who you are inside, not just for what you can do.
True love is about loving someone completely–even their “unlovable” parts. This is what God does for us, and this is the grace that allows relationships to truly thrive.
Just because a guy hasn’t seen your value yet, it doesn’t negate your worth. Good things take time to grow, and the right one is worth the wait.
Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, not to awaken love until the time is right. (Song of Songs 8:4 NLT)
Your True Identity
After finally surrendering my dreams of romance and marriage to God, and allowing Him to become my source of confidence, I found unsurpassing peace.
If you’ve been keeping up with my posts, then you probably know I’m in a relationship now. Love is crazy, scary, and good. And when it is real, it goes beyond what we think about ourselves.
To the girl who feels unlovable, I understand. I was you not too long ago, and sometimes I still struggle.
Being in a relationship does not mean you will feel confident and perfectly happy all of the time. People are flawed, and the enemy still creeps in with lies.
But I now know that I am valued by God, no matter what my relationship status is. And so are you, lovely one. Whether you are single or in a relationship, please know that you are loved beyond measure.
God loves the unlovable of this world. He calls you valuable, He calls you daughter, He calls you redeemed.
He calls you His.
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. (Ephesians 2:4-5 NIV)
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