When a girl like me…
grows up without the love and security of a father, it leaves you with some scars.
Scars that only the love of a Heavenly Father can heal.
Those scars are things like insecurity, fearfulness and non-trusting. Those don’t really make good qualities for a good wife. As a young girl, getting married and having children were not part of my life plan.
After I became a Christian at the age of 14 and got involved in a strong church, the Lord began to show me that marriage was a good thing. I watched married couples in the church. I saw some not so good examples and I saw some wonderful godly examples of what God had intended for marriage to be. As an older teen, I began to read books on how to be a godly wife and mother. The desires of my heart turned and I had hoped that I would someday be a godly wife to someone that I could trust and love.
When I met Jim at 19, I knew there was something different about him than I had seen in other guys. He loved the Lord with all his heart and I felt safe and secure with him. He was someone that I knew I could trust with all of my heart.
Now, 32 years have passed and the blessings are beyond comprehension! Were those a perfect 32 years? Of course not! But after 32 years, the love, security, safety and trust is stronger than ever! (Those are important issues for a girl like me.)
So, all that to say, when a girl like me makes Psalm 37:4 one of her life verses, great things happen!
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart”
I believe He did, by blessing me with a precious husband like My Jim!