Encouragement For Singles

Letting go and moving on.


Having a hard time letting go and moving on from that failed relationship?

Perhaps, God’s words to Samuel in 1 Samuel 16: 1 & 7 can encourage you. (God had rejected Saul as King because of his disobedience and Samuel was mourning his rejection.)

1 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”

But the Lord said unto Samuel, ” Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Two things;

You’ve got to move on. I know it hurts, trust me I do. You thought, you’d walk down the aisle but he walked away instead,  leaving you dazed. That’s got to hurt and by all means, its ok to stand there and have a moment but darling, you’ve got to move on.

Who knows what God may be protecting you from by allowing that heartbreak?

Its ok to feel the pain, notice God didn’t blame Samuel for mourning or grieving but the question was and is, for how long?

Let God lead.  Notice in verse 1, God already had a replacement?  Ha! God is good.  He’s got someone for you, the right one, perhaps that’s why he removed the wrong one.

As you move on, remember to check with God before making a choice, someone may look like a good choice (as Samuel thought when he saw Eliab in verse 6) and not be God’s choice for you as we see in verse 7. I like how the message version puts it;

“But God told Samuel, “Looks aren’t everything. Don’t be impressed with his looks and stature. I’ve already eliminated him. God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.”

Listen and obey God like Samuel did.

Be encouraged. Better is coming.




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