It’s Valentine’s Day, and with that comes the expected flood of Facebook and Instagram photos featuring happy couples and cute poems and chocolate and flowers and chocolate and cats and chocolate and chocolate and chocolate. It is a day of happiness and being together, but for those who have not yet found love or who are healing of love lost, it can be a day of very mixed feelings.
In my chats with a range of people, I have especially found these feelings and even a sense of confusion and guilt can arise for those who are Christians.
“Yes, I’m alone, but as a Christian shouldn’t I feel comforted and happy anyway?”
“Is my faith weak if I’m feeling sad or overwhelmed?”
“Shouldn’t I only tell others how good God is even when I’m alone, rather than admitting I’m actually really struggling?”