What If God Wants Me to Marry Someone Ugly?

My six-year-old daughter and I were doing a Bible study together that introduced the topic of purity. We had some pretty entertaining discussions, and I realized that it’s much harder to explain ideas like God’s sovereignty and purity to a six-year-old than it is to explain them to another adult. I never quite knew what would come out of her mouth during our meeting.

One night, as we talked about the beauty of God’s sovereignty in planning our futures — and how if God calls her to be married, he has already picked out just the right husband for her — she looked at me with concerned eyes.

“Mom, what if I don’t like the person God wants me to marry?”

And then, with even more concern, she said, “What if the man he wants me to marry isn’t — you know — very good-looking?”

Part of me wanted to chuckle at these extremely candid questions. But really, I have asked the same questions in different ways. The question isn’t as simple as, “What if I don’t like the man I am supposed to marry?” but rather, “Do I trust that God is for me and gives good gifts to his children?”

Matthew 7:11 reminds us that, if we know how to give good gifts to our children, how much more does our heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him.

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