It can be tough to put yourself out there and start dating online. You never know who you’re going to meet, and it’s natural to feel a bit anxious. It can also be discouraging when a match doesn’t work out or you can’t seem to find anyone with whom you have a strong connection. When online dating is getting you down, and you feel like giving up on love altogether, remember these Bible verses to stay encouraged.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
When you start feeling anxious, fearful, and worried about what your future holds and whether or not you’ll find love, remember this promise from God. He is with you in all things, even when online dating. If you let Him into the process, He can help you and provide peace and joy to the experience.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
God wants you to pray about everything, including your online dating experience. He cares about you and wants what is best for you. When you pray and share your worries, fears, and doubts with God, He’ll listen and give you peace in return.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
When you seek God and walk in His will, you can trust that He will lead and guide you down the best possible path for your life. God works everything out for the good of those who love him, including your relationship status.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Trusting God is one of the most important ways to stay encouraged when online dating. When you learn to trust in God’s perfect timing and truth, you can relax and know He’s got you. It’s easy to start taking matters into your own hands or date people who aren’t right for you because you’re tired of waiting for “the one.” But when you submit your plans and desires to God and trust Him, only good comes from that.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Good things happen when you trust God. He fills you with joy and hope and peace! So, if you’re feeling sad, hopeless, and overwhelmed when online dating, remember that God wants more for you! Lean into Him, and He will show up in big, beautiful ways.
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