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If God Gives Us the Desire of Our Hearts, Why Am I Still Single?

host Adriel Sanchez aired February 14, 2022

Episode 902 Show Notes 

From the Show

A friend once told me that wanting to plant a church just so you can preach is like wanting to get married just so you can have sex. It is a part of what happens in marriage, but it’s not everything. We must be careful that we are not viewing another person as a way to solve the problem of our sin.

Adriel Sanchez

If God Gives Us the Desires of Our Hearts, Why Am I Still Single?

Questions in this Episode

  1. I have children with someone outside of marriage. I am trying to get back into the faith but she is not a believer and we’re not together. What should I do? I have heard from others that we should get married and from others not to try and get married and to try to find a Christian woman instead.
  2. James 4:3 says, “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.” I have been praying to God to give me a godly wife to curb my passions in light of 1 Corinthians 7:9, “But if they can not exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than burn with passion.” But James 4:3 seems to imply that God won’t answer my prayer because I seek to fulfill my passion. Is that right?
  3. My adult children have cut me out of their life. I have cancer and am going through chemotherapy now and I am wondering how I can re-establish those relationships?
  4. Did David have faith that God would protect him when he faced Goliath?
  5. Does Jesus prefer a particular political wing or party?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their five children.

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