Today is an exciting day because we're celebrating the release of Jessica Greyson's latest book, Waiting for Isaac. I beta-read this little gem and found it extremely touching for me in my current life circumstances as I, too, am waiting for my Isaac. I'd love to tell you all about the lovely person Jessica is and how Waiting for Isaac is so encouraging, but you can glimpse that for yourself in this interview I was privileged to have with her.
- How and when did you feel led to write Waiting for Isaac?
It was something that was laid on my heart to write this spring as I was wading through some things in my soul. I wanted to write something for young women by a single young woman. So much of the literature I have read over the years has been by married women writing after they have passed the threshold of marriage—I wanted to write to my fellow soldiers in the midst of battle to uplift their hearts, encourage them onwards and towards the light of Christ.
- What do you hope young women gain from reading it?
Hope, joy, peace. This battle of singleness and loneliness we feel as if we fight alone, and each of our battles is custom designed by our Creator to draw us closer to Him. They are not alone; not only do they have Jesus Christ—they have a sister in Christ cheering them on to fight the good fight and follow Christ; a sister who weeps with them over their aching hearts and rejoices with them over their joys they have received.
- What do you think are some of the best Bible verses for women who are struggling with being single?
There are a few of my favorites.
“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." (Psalm 30:5b)
Song of Solomon 2:10-13—While I know these verses are written by a king for his bride, I often like to meditate upon them as my King calling me His bride into a deeper, sweeter relationship.
- If you could give one piece of advice from your heart to another single woman, what would it be?
This is beautiful, Jessica! Readers, if you're encouraged just by her interview, check out her book!