The chorus of the old Jefferson Airplane song “Somebody to Love” goes like this:
Don’t you want somebody to love?
Don’t you need somebody to love?
Wouldn’t you love somebody to love?
You better find somebody to love
While it may not be an exact science, singles, it probably seems like you’ve had that message hammered into your head all during the week of Valentine’s Day.
“Gotta find somebody to love. I really need somebody to love. I better find somebody to love.”
While those sentiments may be amplified 10-fold during the Valentine’s season, singles often feel frustrated throughout the year that they can’t find the right match; the right mate.
Dr. Linda Mintle recently joined Faith Radio Mornings to share from her recent blog post which aims to encourage singles who’ve been frustrated in their search for a mate during Valentine’s week:
Whatever it is that is discouraging you, note the cure the psalmist David employed in Psalm 103:1-5. David talks to himself in a way that uplifts his soul. He tells his soul to bless the Lord and to remember the benefits of serving God. David wrote this psalm to encourage himself in the Lord, something we need to do regularly. Instead of focusing on all of his problems, David decided to engage his will and rehearsed the goodness of God. He begins the psalm by blessing the Lord.
Praise the LORD, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the LORD, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits. Psalm 103:1-2
Then, he speaks to his soul and reminds himself of all that God does for those who are faithful to Him. So if you feel discouraged, encourage yourself in the Lord. Use Psalm 103 and apply it to your life.