How do I wait patiently for a God-loving spouse?

While you wait on the Lord for a God loving spouse, seek to cultivate the following graces that will help you in the process:

1-Have faith in God’s good plans

You must put your faith in God for He is worthy of your trust. The Lord is very good. He gave up His life to save you (John 3:16). Therefore, “No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11). And believe that He has good plans for you, “’For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).

2-Seek first the kingdom of God

As you put God first, He will make sure that all your needs are met. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (John 6:33).

3-Claim and stand on God’s promises

Like the widow who kept on asking the unrighteous judge to grant her request, keep on claiming God’s promises and don’t give up until you get answers. Jesus said, “will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly” (Luke 18:7,8).

4-Be patient

Everything God has planned for you from the foundation of the earth will come to pass, including marriage, but in His perfect time. “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD” (Psalm 27:14). “By your patience possess your souls” (Luke 21:19).

5-Rejoice in the Lord

Rejoice in the goodness of God and how He has led you in the past, and you shall surely enjoy the desires of your hearts. “Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).

The Lord will answer your prayer for a spouse at His good timing.

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In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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