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29 Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

We all need to be with the right person, that person that understands us and our flaws.

We need someone that has all the qualities we desire.

Someone willing to love us the way we are.

Most importantly, we need a partner (husband or wife) that will be faithful.

Not someone that breaks your heart with every chance that they get.

That’s why we must be patient while waiting for the right person.

We mustn’t rush into the next available relationship.

We must be patient and trust in God for a perfect partner.

Thankfully, there are bible verses about waiting for love.

These scriptures can inspire you to hold on and be patient.

I have been in a similar situation where I was left heartbroken from a very toxic relationship.

I wasn’t so sure of the next step to take.

In my emotional troubles, I became anxious and impatient.

I just wanted to move on to the next available relationship.

And in my quest to do that, I found myself making numerous mistakes.

I fell into the devil’s trap and repeatedly sinned without remorse.

I found myself in many incompatible relationships.

But thank God, he rescued me from my impatience.

Today, I am happily married.

If you find it challenging to be patient, we must learn from the scriptures (more on that later).

I have put together bible verses about waiting for love.

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Bible verses about waiting for love

Bible verses about waiting for love

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Psalm 27:14

Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

Isaiah 40:31

Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

Psalm 31:24

Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

Be strong and take heart,
    all you who hope in the Lord.

Psalm 37:34

Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

Hope in the Lord
    and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land;
    when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.

Isaiah 30:18

Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
    therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
    Blessed are all who wait for him!

Psalm 130:5

Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
    and in his word I put my hope.

Habakkuk 2:3

Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

For the revelation awaits an appointed time;
    it speaks of the end
    and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
    it[a] will certainly come
    and will not delay.

Colossians 1:11

Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,

Philippians 4:13

Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Psalm 62:5

Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    my hope comes from him.

Proverbs 20:22

Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!”
    Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.

Psalm 33:20

Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

We wait in hope for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.

Lamentations 3:26

Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Isaiah 25:9

Bible verses about Waiting for Love (for the right person)

In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God;we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him;let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

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2 Corinthians 12:9

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:10

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Romans 8:25

But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

Psalm 25:3

No one who hopes in you
    will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
    who are treacherous without cause.

Isaiah 8:17

I will wait for the Lord,
    who is hiding his face from the descendants of Jacob.
I will put my trust in him.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;

Jeremiah 17:7-8

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
    whose confidence is in him.

Psalm 62:8

Trust in him at all times, you people;
    pour out your hearts to him,
    for God is our refuge.

Isaiah 26:3-4

You will keep in perfect peace
    those whose minds are steadfast,
    because they trust in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
    for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.

Psalm 146:3-5

Do not put your trust in princes,
    in human beings, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
    on that very day their plans come to nothing

Song of Solomon 8:4

Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you:
    Do not arouse or awaken love
    until it so desires.

Galatians 5:19

The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;

Romans 12:12

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Hebrews 10:36

You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

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Waiting for husband or wife? A Story to Inspire you

If you are searching for love, it is crucial to depend on God’s timing.

He created you from the dust and knew your exact genetics.

In other words, God knows the best person to love and cherish.

Despite your impatience or probably painful past, God will indeed bless you with the right person when the time comes.

One important Bible story that teaches us to always wait for God’s timing is Jacob and Rachel.

Jacob was the son of Isaac and the twin brother of Esau.

When he fled from his home to his uncle’s house, he fell in love with his daughter.

Right from the first day they met, he instantly fell in love with her.

It was more like love at first sight.

Quickly, he informed his uncle, Laban (his mother’s elder brother), of his intention to marry Rachel.

And they agreed that he would work for seven years to have her as his wife.

You could imagine his patience to wait for his true love.

Waiting for seven years is no joke. But it’s a lesson to us that we can wait for a more extended period for the right person.

For seven years, he didn’t just wait to do nothing.

Jacob worked for his uncle tirelessly for seven years.

At the end of seven years, Jacob got betrayed.

He was married to the elder sister of Rachel on the grounds of tradition.

But that wasn’t enough to deter him from his true love.

And so, he waited for another seven years to have Racheal as his wife.

What can we learn?

1. The best timing is God’s own time

We must learn to be patient when finding love.

It could take months or even years, but we must always wait on the lord.

Marriage is not an ordinary affair.

If we must get married, we must unite with the right person.

Only God knows the right person.

He created you and saw the end from the beginning.

With this mindset, you can see he will never forsake you.

He hasn’t created you to be single and unhappy all through your lifetime.

He created you to be happy and fulfill your days on earth.

If you are searching for your spouse, God can bring him closer to you.

But be patient, trusting him to act.

2.  Shun fornication

The story of Jacob is one we should learn from.

He was patient and faithful to God.

Patience is meaningless when we completely disregard the commandments of God.

What’s the point of waiting for your husband when you are sleeping around?

Or, what’s the point of waiting for your perfect wife when you are fornicating?

God has instructed us to keep our bodies because our body is the temple of the lord.

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

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Ibe Amanda

Thursday 15th of September 2022

Am happy to be here,my story is really a painful one and heartbroken,I am a single mum with a beautiful daughter, but I just want to trust in the lord for a right spouse,I have made a great mistake and hurt deeply, finding myself here and going through these bible verse has indeed relieved me from my pains.

Mercy Emmanuel

Sunday 2nd of January 2022

Thank you so much for taking out your time for singles out there by researching tobbring out this verses God will bless you. I'm just like everyone out there trusting God for divine connection to my dream spouse and I know there's no better way outside God which is why I stormed on this page whiles trying to get scriptures to hold my faith on.Thank you once and again

Emmanuel Hernandez

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

I have a complicated story to share. It's a rather lengthy one but I'll condense it as best as I can.

When I was about 9-11 at most, I visited a new church which was the very same one my mom grew up in. At the time for years we would hop churches as our first pastor had to relocate and we couldn't find him since. After a long time of searching for a new church, my mom brought us to her childhood church. It was here where I met the love of my life. Her name is Melissa and she was amongst one of the many kids that I made friends with. From that point on, I was like Jacob, love at first sight. I was young so I didn't really work on anything to be able to have her. Time passed and I got to know her better but I ruined our friendship because I said some things I shouldn't have (nothing rude or sexual, just comments on other things that weren't my business). Some time passed and it took a while to repair our friendship but just as it was starting to get good again, 2017 came and slapped me with leukemia. It's been a rough 5-ish years but I'm all good now. I always have been. It was through my long treatment that I realized my mistake and reflected on my life. I sent Melissa an apology through text (I was about 12-13 by this point) and I waited months for a reply. She eventually got back to me and she of course apologized for being late to respond. We talked and talked and eventually she said that she used to have feelings for me way back when but I took those feelings away after my mistake. I wasn't able to see anyone for months as I was placed in isolation for about 4-6 months. I was eventually cleared to be free again but in that time, God has shown Himself to me and I walked out a changed person. I was closer with God and I had better grounds with Melissa. I did get to see her and everyone once again which was nice but due to the isolation, I wasn't allowed visitors so my time away has damaged our closeness between one another and not just between me and Melissa but with everyone. Blah, blah, blah, time passed, yadda yadda yadda and skip to 5 months ago. I haven't interacted with anyone from that church in about 3 years and due to drama that occurred, we had to relocate to a new church which led me to find Melissa again. I had forgotten about her as well my feelings for her during our time apart but seeing her again has driven me mad. I can't stop thinking about her, I can't get her out of my head, all I want is to be with her, etc. Those feelings resurfaced and I don't know what to do. So anyway, the reason I'm commenting is to tell you my story. I'm still in love with Melissa and I didn't know what to do a week ago but I've been looking around and today I began to research verses to help me with my problem. So far so good as I have someone to talk to now as well as scripture to come back to when I need it. I only hope that I can get what i envision but of course, it's not up to me and I just hope that God can let me be with her.

Anyway, I know I was supposed to do the abridged version but I can't help myself. I just wanted to say thank you for the verses and I know these will help me on my journey of love and patience.


Friday 5th of November 2021

Preach! Trust in the lion and put your bookshelf in the lord <3

Queeneth Adiele

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

Am really blessed

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