Tag Archive | Waiting

9/7/2012 ~ Dear Future Husband


Dear Future Husband,
Honestly, I’m still doing better waiting for you. Finally! This week I’ve really been just trying to focus on God’s plan for my life and for even more immediately, His plan for this semester and how I can just tell He’s gonna blow this campus away using all of us for Him. And I’m excited. :)
So that’s been cool, I’m pretty stoked to see what He’s gonna do this year and who knows, maybe I’ll even run into you this year?
Waiting as always,
Hope Kristen

From To My Future Spouse Tumblr:
– To you and only you, I am an open book What would you like to know?

– Sometimes I ache for you so much that it hurts. I see all of my friends getting engaged, and I want that same relationship for myself so badly. It gives me hope that someday that will be the same for us. I cannot wait until the day that we are united together as man and wife.

– I can’t wait to bless you, to serve you, to honor you.
I am already so proud of you, and I will tell you everyday.
Praying for you always.

– Right now, I’m feeling the pain and sorrow that comes from seeing other people so happily in love. I know that when you arrive in my life that all the past will disappear and all will seem right again, but it’s still painful right now. Simply put, I’m ready for you to be in my life. I’m just asking a few small things: be patient, I am not going to trust you right off the bat; don’t push me, I’m stubborn and pushing me is only going to make me dig in my heels; and love me, I promise, in time, I’ll love you back. I’m growing into a Proverbs 31 woman, but I’ll never be perfect. Sorry.
Still Waiting,
Your Future Wife.
~Jeremiah 29:11~

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4/27/2012 ~ Dear Future Husband


Due to my current hiatus from Tumblr, this weeks post will not include posts from the To My Future Spouse Tumblr. Next Friday will go back to our regularly scheduled posts.

Dear Future Husband,
God has been teaching me a lot this week and most of it has been about trusting Him. Yesterday in my quiet time I found a verse that really comforted me and reminded me to wait for you and for God’s perfect timing: Psalm 37:23 ~ The steps of the Godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives. I thought that was cool because it’s true, God does care so much about even the little events in our lives, meeting our soul mate is way more than a little thing so why don’t I remember to perfectly trust and wait for His timing? He knows what’s going on. I should take comfort in that fact more often. Another verse that struck me yesterday was v 7 of Psalm 37, “Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act.” I definitely need to focus and meditate on these promises more often. God’s timing is always good, no matter how angsty and jealous and hopeless I feel about the situation, God has a plan and it’s better than I could plan for. God is good.
I love you dear and I can’t wait til we meet (But I am trying to be more patient)
Love,
Hope Kristen ♥

I am weak but He is strong.


I’m not really sure what’s going on with me right now. I wrote a few posts ago about how I’m finally feeling content with life and with being single, don’t worry, I haven’t regressed on that, I’m still feeling content with being single and God is doing some amazing things in my life, His works are so prevalent everyday, I’m so blessed. Despite all of this, something is wrong. I don’t know what but two nights ago this feeling of discouragement and disheartenment, nothing bad has happened, the weather is nice, I don’t have an unsual amount to do this week, it’s weird. Despite this feeling of gloom looming over me, I’m trying my hardest not to lose hope (Ok guys, you can stop laughing, I’m not purposely using my name as a pun…) and keep encouraged. Fortunately I’m blessed with amazing friends who cheer me up when I’m down and of course God’s word has got some amazing pieces of encouragement. I thought I would share some that I’ve found so far (and some that friends have found for me) so hopefully you all can be encouraged as well!

Exodus 19:5 “For you are my treasured possession” (Ok, how cool is that? We are God’s treasured possessions! Just thinking about it brightens my spirits considerably!)

Psalm 139:14 “For you are fearfully and wonderfully made”

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust Him, don’t depend on yourself, God will take care of everything. Seek His will.”

Psalm 27:14 “Wait patiently for the Lord.”

Psalm 37:7 “Be still in the presence of the Lord.”

Romans 5:8 “I loved you at your darkest.”

Psalm 71:14 “But as for me I will always have hope.”

Hope ♥

“For I Know the Plans I Have for You”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11


Sometimes I wonder what it’s like to have someone love you. To want to spend all their time with you, to smile when you text them, to think you’re pretty and all that sappy stuff. Sure, I’ve had two boyfriends in the past but those were both in High School and both lasted two months. They weren’t really real relationships and they never went anywhere, I’ve never been on a date and I’ve never been kissed. I’ve gotten to the point finally where I’m ok with being single, I know God has a plan for me and it’s better than what I tend to plan for myself but I do have that longing for someone to care, and to experience all of those things with. For someone to share my life with in that special way. Not that I’m saying I’m ready to get married, I’m definitely not but I am ready to be in a serious relationship. I want to have someone to care for that feels the same in return and have that soul mate I can laugh with, cry with, tell everything to and just have someone to hold me, and someone I can lean on. I know I’m bordering on sappy/angsty again but this time it’s not that I’m sad and impatient, I just wanted to write down how I’m feeling. I’m mostly content with waiting for God’s timing now, I know from experience that His timing is always best, I’m just wondering how long I will have to wait to find that person. Do I know him now? Does he already like me and I’m missing something? Do I like him and he doesn’t yet feel the same? Or have I yet to meet him and I need to continue to wait for a while? Obviously, I have no idea what the answers to these questions are and I will try to be continuously patient and prayerful and focused on what God wants me to do with my life while I wait. I do hope that, to borrow the phrase from Disney, “My prince will come” soon. Not that I’m expecting an actual prince, but whoever my soul mate is I’ll see him as a prince and he’ll be perfect to me. I often lose hope that someone is out there for me but at the same time as I feel this longing for someone, I know they have to be, God wouldn’t give me this feeling for nothing. So I’ll wait, I know whoever He has for me will be worth it.
Hope ♥

The Girl Who Waited



Amy Pond is known as the girl who waited on Doctor Who and eventually, as seen in “Closing Time” sort of, she realized that you can’t wait forever. She realized it was time for her to stop waiting and she did. I think I’ve come to that point as well. I can’t just sit around waiting for things to happen, yes, God will work His plan in my life but as a good friend pointed out recently, I don’t think God would want us to just sit around waiting for Him to work either, we have to do something, we can’t just expect Him to do all the work. He will if we don’t do anything because His plan will happen no matter what but sometimes He needs us to do something too and then the result is more rewarding. I’m not saying that in every situation we should take action, sometimes what God calls us to do is just wait, but other times we need to do what we’re supposed to.
Hope ♥



12/23/2011 ~ Dear Future Husband


Dear Future Husband,
It’s almost Christmas now and everywhere you look it seems that people are talking about how they’re going to be with the one they love for Christmas. Now obviously that’s not what Christmas is about, it’s about the birth of Jesus our Lord and Savior but at the same time as I realize that, I can’t help but wish I could be with you this Christmas, or at least know who you are. I know, I know, I’m always so impatient about this matter and I know we’ll have the rest of our lives to be together once we finally meet but I wish I knew you now. Despite that though, I’m going to make the best of this Christmas and though I’ll be thinking of you, I’ll try to be patient. I’m praying for you and am anxiously waiting to finally know who you are. Merry Christmas my dear.
Love,
Hope

Taken from To My Future Spouse Tumblr:
– Get your ski mask ready: you steal my heart and I’ll steal your last name.
See you soon, my partner in crime!
– Though I sleep, my heart is awake. You alone will be able to tame my heart because I am yours.
– I am falling in love with you almost as fast as I am falling in love with Him. I promise I will never stop falling in love with you or Him, I just hope one day we can fall in love with Him together.
– I dreamed of you so long ago. Since then, I’ve been trying, in vain, to put some one in your place. I realized, maybe, I should let you find me….
– I just want to meet you.
– I can’t wait to fall in love with you. I can’t wait to marry you. I can’t wait to have/adopt children with you. I can’t wait to pray with you. I can’t wait teach our children about God’s love. I can’t wait to see our kids accept Christ and get baptized. I can’t wait to read the Bible with you. I’m patiently and prayerfully waiting.
– What if you don’t exist? What if I’m meant to be alone? These are questions I don’t want the answers to…
– “Why are you so far from me?
In my arms is where you ought to be
How long will you make me wait?
I don’t know how much more I can take
I missed you
But I haven’t met you
Oh but I want to
How I do
Slowly counting down the days
Till I finally know your name
Ooo the way your hand feels round my waist
The way you laugh
The way your kisses taste
Dear whoever you might be, I’m still waiting patiently.”
The Civil Wars
– You will find me;
Where the boldness of Esther
meets the warm closeness of Ruth.
Where the hospitality of Lydia
is aligned with the submission of Mary.
Which is engulfed by the tears of a praying Hannah.
I will be the one drenched in Proverbs 31.
Waiting for you.
Faithfully waiting.
Faithfully yours,
Your future wife <3
– All I have to say is that only God knows who you are.
I’m becoming super impatient, but then I keep reminding myself that He has it all under control.

No matter what, we need to put God first


Tonight’s Bible study lesson had a surprisingly good message. As we were last week, we were in 1 Corinthians again, and at 1st glance, we all thought the subject matter was a little irrelevant to our current lives but I think we were wrong. The first chapter we read was talking about marriage and stuff and considering only two of us there are even in relationships we thought it didn’t seem important. My mind changed with that when I got to some later verses in Chapter 7. It talked about how we should just be happy with how we are and not spend all our time wishing we were married. I thought it was really good and actually relevant because I know I sometimes spend a lot of time wishing I had a boyfriend. I’m not ready to get married yet I don’t think but I do often wish I had a guy that loved me like that and I thought this was a really nice reminder that we should be happy with whatever life situation God puts us in and we should always put God first, no matter what our situation is.
That’s all for today! Sorry for the short posts recently!
Hope ♥