I’ve learned a lot about the importance of trusting God’s timing in seasons of waiting. I also know that this is easier said than done. Sometimes it’s hard to see the reason for waiting. Personally, there are many things I’m still waiting on. And I really wish they would work out like yesterday. But, I’m still waiting. If you’re in the same boat, I want to share five good reasons to trust God’s timing. I hope that this list will encourage you in your waiting and help you to see that you can trust God in your waiting.
5 Good Reasons to Trust God’s Timing
God knows the future and the past and everything he plans comes to pass
Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.Isaiah 46:10 NLT
God knows everything, but we don’t. We see the world from a limited perspective but he sees everything. He knows the future and the past and everything he plans comes to pass. He knows when you’re supposed to land your dream job and he knows when you’re meant to marry the perfect guy. You can trust him because even if it takes many years, it will come to pass. If God planned it, it’s bound to happen.
His word has never failed and it never will
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.Isaiah 55:10-11 ESV
God’s word has never failed and it never will. You can trust his timing because if he gave you a promise, he intends to follow through no matter how long it takes. He didn’t make a mistake when he made you a promise. It was deliberate and intentional. He knows what he’s doing when he allows you to wait. Even if it seems like your timing is better, we know that God’s ways are best. Again, if God spoke it, it will happen no matter how long it takes.
God has good intentions for you
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.Matthew 10:29-31 ESV
God has good intentions for you and cares for you deeply. Jesus says even the hairs on your head are numbered. You are valuable to him. God isn’t making you wait to hurt you. He has no intentions of hurting you. If he’s making you wait, it’s for your good and for his glory. You may not be able to see the bigger picture but you can trust God’s timing because he loves you and only wants what is good for you.
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He has proven himself trustworthy before
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV
God has always kept his promises. Look back on your life and think of a promise God made to you in the past. Hasn’t he kept it? While you may not understand God’s timing, you can believe in his faithfulness. When the waiting season feels long and hard, remember how he’s always been there for you. Don’t believe the lie that God isn’t for you. He is. He’s been faithful to you before and he will be faithful to you again.
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He’s always on time
But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.2 Peter 3:8 esv
Finally, God is always on time. He’s not on our time but he’s on time. The Bible says that a day in God’s eyes is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like a day. So, when you’ve been waiting for two years and it feels like forever, remember that two years is like seconds to God. He sees a much bigger picture than we see. Trust his timing because he’s never late. What is meant to happen will happen in the right time if you walk according to God’s lead.
I know that the waiting isn’t easy but God will carry you through it if you let him. I hope this list has helped to remind you of some of the reasons to trust God’s timing. There are so many more but these are just a few. Ultimately, we trust his timing because we trust him. If we believe that he is who he says he is, it’s only natural to believe him when he tells us to wait a little bit longer. Keep the faith, keep holding on, and keep trusting God in this season.