We all need to be with the right person
The 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 he/she gets
That’s why we must be patient 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 in the past 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 are finding it difficult to be patient, we must learn from the scriptures (more on that later)
I have put together bible verses about waiting for love.
Bible verses about waiting for love
1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
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.
Be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the Lord.
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.
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!
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
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.
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!”
Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.
We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
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.”
More scriptures on waiting on God for a spouse
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.
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
No one who hopes in you
will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
who are treacherous without cause.
I will wait for the Lord,
who is hiding his face from the descendants of Jacob.
I will put my trust in him.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.
You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
4 Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.
Do not put your trust in princes,
in human beings, who cannot save.
4 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.
The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
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 knows your exact genetics
In other words, God knows the best person to love and cherish you
Despite your impatience or probably painful past, when the time comes, God will surely bless you with the right person
One important story of the bible to 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 works 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 its 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 to the right person
Only God knows the right person
He created you and sees 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 waiting for your husband when you are sleeping around?
Or, what’s the point waiting for your perfect wife when you are fornicating?
God has instructed us to keep our body
That 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