Another friend of mine recently got engaged and the typical response aside from "Congratulations" is, "God is good". Wait. What? Now, they probably didn't mean it this way, but it implies that God is good because someone is engaged and that if you're not, God isn't good. But God is good. God is good regardless of whether or not we are dating, waiting, courting, marrying someone or not. A response like that says to me, a single person, that God will be good when I get engaged and married. Can I just say that it is not a curse to be single. My friend, Sauvegarde, stated the other night, "getting engaged can be another thing that is evidence of Gods goodness, but shouldn't be on a higher level than anything happening for single people". Amen. Friends, please don't think that God's goodness hinges on your marital status. God is good all the time because that's who He is. He IS good. It's the essence of His nature.
Singles: be encouraged. God's unfailing love is better than life itself and should be praised (modified Psalm 63:3).
"Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore He will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him." Isaiah 30:18
Thanks for letting me rant.