A Bride in Waiting

I have a deep need to be loved and accepted.
It goes deeper still than the pain and the rejection.
It goes deeper yet more than the shame and the betrayal.

The well of my need never runs dry though many have drunk from it.
Their backwash sometimes have poisoned my well.
Their unquenchable thirst kept them coming back.

I have a deep need to be loved and accepted.
It is as it should be, for it is the way I was created to be.
I have a deep well of love to give.

In my desire to give before, I’ve given to the wrong ones.
In my efforts to be loved and to be accepted, I’ve loved the wrong way.
In my desperation to affirm my worthiness, I have accepted the wrong message.

I have a deep need to be loved and accepted.
I have a deep well of love to give.
I am a bride in waiting, who once had stars in my eyes.

My well no longer needs to be polluted.
There’s a new Love to make it pure.
I am a bride in waiting, with hope in my heart.

My heart, my needs, my desires and my longings are all a part of me.
Of who I am, I am not ashamed.
I have been perfectly created and wonderfully made.

Passion will be used against me by the enemy.
Love will be used a weapon to harm me and control me.
But the enemy doesn’t have the power to love, only to torment.

There is One who is Love.
He does not use HIS gifts to torment.
Love is not a taker, a jailer or a fool maker.

Love makes all things new.
Love makes all things pure.
Love makes all things come to life.

Maybe you are a bride in waiting, or perhaps a groom waiting too.
Perhaps you have a well of great need and unrequited love.
The Beloved beckons you toward purity, the Beloved beckons you to HIM.

It matters not of your marital statelessness or marital bliss.
The Beloved beckons you toward purity and holiness.
The Beloved beckons you to HIM.

HE wants to purify your heart and your desires.
HE wants to fan your passions and your longings.
HE wants to bless you with the good gifts of life.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “A Bride in Waiting

  1. What a beautiful testament to His wonderful and eternal Love for us, Debbie. You are so right, all things which are pure and worthy of you will come through Him. You are a beautiful woman which God created perfectly, and I know He is looking out for your best interests – always. I really needed to read this inspiring and truthful post right now… thank you so much.

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