Trusting in God’s Timing

In our Preparedness journey, there is so much we must deal with – and will face in the future.  In Preparedness, the point is not to simply rush about because we have fear, but to prepare so we are a stable support for our family and others during times of difficulties. I believe God always has us preparing for things ahead.  Life is filled with triumphs and difficulties – and we must be ready to handle whatever comes.  God’s timing and training is perfect.

In a world that often demands instant gratification, learning to trust in God’s timing is a fundamental aspect of our faith journey. The Bible is filled with stories of individuals who had to wait patiently for God’s plan to unfold in their lives. Abraham and Sarah waited decades for the fulfillment of God’s promise of a son (Genesis 21:1-7). Joseph endured years of hardship before God elevated him to a position of authority in Egypt (Genesis 41:41-43). Even Jesus, our ultimate example, waited until the appointed time to begin His earthly ministry (Luke 3:23).

These stories teach us that God’s timing is not just perfect; it is purposeful. Every moment of waiting is an opportunity for growth, refinement, and preparation. Romans 5:3-4 NIV reminds us, “…we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” As we wait upon the Lord, our character is shaped, our faith is strengthened, and our hope is renewed.

Trusting in God’s timing requires a deep, abiding faith in His goodness and sovereignty. It means believing that He is working behind the scenes, even when we cannot see or understand His hand at work. It is a daily choice to surrender our timeline to His divine plan, knowing that His ways are higher than our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9).

As we navigate the seasons of waiting in our lives, let us hold fast to the promise found in Habakkuk 2:3 NIV, “For the revelation awaits an appointed time… though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” Let us find comfort in the knowledge that God’s timing is never late, never early, but always right on time.

  • “He has made everything beautiful in its time…” – Ecclesiastes 3:11a NIV
  • “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31 ESV


Heavenly Father, I confess that waiting is not always easy. My heart longs for answers, for breakthroughs, and for the fulfillment of Your promises in my life. Help me to trust in Your perfect timing, even when I cannot see the full picture. Give me the strength to persevere, the faith to believe, and the patience to wait upon You. I choose to surrender my timeline to Your divine plan, knowing that You are working all things together for my good and Your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.