As I was helping my beautiful friend prepare for her big day, we stopped by a Jewelry store to have her jewelry cleaned. I have never really taken the time to look through the glass at diamond rings, but that day I did. The lady behind the counter asked me if I wanted to try one one, without much hesitation, I said “Yes, Please!” … As I slipped the ring on my finger, the diamond was absolutely breathtaking. Of course I had to pick the most expensive ring in the store to try on! Haha! I just wanted to see what it looked like out from behind the glass case. Absolutely Beautiful. There for a minute, I had to fight tears, not because of the diamond on my finger but because of what it symbolized; I was reminded of the deepest desire of my heart. Yes the ring was beautiful, but it wasn’t about the ring at all; it was about the desire for a companion and a God written love story. The desire to have someone by your side, to take their hand, and change the world. Every girl longs to LOVE and to be LOVED. That day, God began to speak to my heart while I was sitting there and His amazing peace came over my life. God’s beautiful words reminded me that I am more precious than rubies to my heavenly father. I thought about this for a minute, rubies are the rarest of gems and one of the hardest to find. To know the magnitude and value God has set over my life is beyond anything I can understand. There is peace and comfort in knowing He delights in me, that His desires are my desires, and His plan for my life is already set.
“Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.” -Proverbs 31:10
The “wait” is a difficult place to be. Sometimes you think you have almost lost all faith and you are doing everything you can just to keep your head above the water. You feel alone and that God has forgotten you. You pray and pray but half the time you feel like your prayers are just hitting the ceiling. Let me encourage you, YOU are not alone. God has a plan for you and He will bring a worthy prince into your life. Believe you are worthy and seek to live each day in contentment knowing who holds the destiny of your love story. Once you get to a place where you realize your worth, everything changes. One day you will say, “I have found the one whom my soul loves.”