Looking for bible verses to show God’s timing is perfect? Below are a few that can help.
In the rapid, microwave culture that we live in today, it can be easy to allow the instantaneous, right at your fingertips, mindset to seep into our relationship with God.
It is especially hard when we are facing hardships, or we are waiting for a specific prayer or desire to be answered or granted.
In those moments most of us may become impatient or feel hopeless because we are trying to keep God to our timeline.
Sometimes it feels as though people are only being kind when they encourage us with words like, “God’s timing is perfect” and “He is faithful.”
Though those words do sound like they are meant to be balm to our wounds, and give hope to our hearts.
They are not only words of hope, and faith but they are words of truth.
God’s timing is perfect, for a fact. It is something that we can hold onto with both hands when we are facing trials or waiting on God to answer our prayers or change our situation.
The bible speaks of God’s perfect timing. Today we’ll be looking at a few of those verses.
As we think about God’s timing and we consider our own desired timing, it’s important to remember that God knows and sees way more than we could ever comprehend.
If He’s allowing us to wait, or if there is not an immediate change or answer, it doesn’t mean that He’s not listening or not working.
Many times greater work is being done inside of us. A heart work that helps us to look to God despite our circumstances.
An intentional work that is meant to test our faith, and to make God our hope, and our strength.
If you’re needing a reminder today of God’s perfect timing, and assurance that He is always on time, then these verses are just what you need!
Bible Verses To Show God’s Timing Is Perfect
Lamentations 3: 25-26
“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;”
“it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.”
No one likes to wait. Whether that is in a grocery line, at the bank, on your food, or on answered prayers. When we do wait, it is often accompanied by discouragement, impatience, or complaint.
We’re all guilty of feeling this way when we have to wait.
Yet, Lamentations speak of a different kind of waiting that God calls us to. It calls us to wait quietly on the Lord. Think of what it looks like for a moment?
Waiting without any grumbling, or complaint, but simply trusting in God and waiting patiently, and quietly. It is not a wait where we do nothing, but rather where we grow in our trust.
Sometimes we forget the goodness of God in seasons of wait.
But I love that this verse says that God is indeed good to those who hope in Him, who seek Him, and who wait quietly for Him to save them.
As you hope in God, as you seek God in this time, may you experience His goodness and grace.
“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:”
In life, there is a time for everything. In this passage in the book of Ecclesiastes, the writer mentions a few things that have a distinct time to them.
In verses 2-8 it tells us that there is a time to be born, and a time to die. There is a time to plant and a time to uproot.
A time to tear down and a time to build. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to mourn and a time to dance.
A time to be silent and a time to speak. These are only a few of the examples mentioned in those verses, but how true are they for everyday life?
There is a time for everything.
That time may not always, and most likely, will rarely be in line with our desired timing, however, we can rest assured that it is always in accordance with His timing.
When we are struggling with the timing of things in our lives, we can find comfort in knowing that nothing is too late or too early to Him.
Trust in God’s time, in whatever season you find yourself in today.
“I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.”
Whenever it seems like something is taking forever, or our prayers seem to have gone unanswered, it can feel as though our hope is running out.
This verse is a reminder not to place our confidence in circumstances, but in God, who is good despite our circumstances and who never changes.
May this be a reminder to place your confidence in God’s consistent character, knowing that He will show you His goodness.
Again, the verse encourages us to wait for the Lord. Be strong and take heart, don’t let discouragement eat away at you.
And to emphasize it’s important, it repeats “and wait for the Lord.”
When we take a moment to truly ponder that statement, it is quite amazing. We are not waiting on someone who is untrustworthy, or whose character is questionable.
Instead, we get to wait on God, the one who is never late and always right in His judgments.
That should make it easier rather than harder for us to wait, because we get to wait on our loving and faithful God.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;”
“in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.”
This verse in Proverbs is a well-known one. But it is also just as applicable when it comes to God’s timing in our lives.
When it comes to having to wait, our impatience may often stir up ideas or shortcuts to alleviate the waiting period.
When we decide to take matters into our own hands instead of waiting on God, we are leaning on our own understanding.
But I love how this says that those who trust in God with all their hearts (even while you wait) and submit their ways to Him, He will make their paths straight.
He will lead and guide them. He will show them the way. How can we trust in God and not lean on our own understanding during a period of waiting?
By getting into His word, and allowing it to be our guide, and by remaining prayerful.
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.”
It is always sobering when we realize that the way we perceive time is not how God perceives time.
Though we are constricted by time and space, God isn’t. What seems like a long time to us, is only a brief moment to Him.
When we begin to think of it this way, it may help us to put things into perspective.
Sometimes we pray for things that God responds to with a yes, but we might not see it immediately, and the reverse is true.
It is quite humbling when we realize just how infinite God’s knowledge, wisdom and understanding is compared to ours.
In light of this truth, we can trust that God’s time is always perfect, even when it may seem long to us.
“but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”
Sometimes we can be eager to get up and to put things into motion. But there are times when the best thing we can do is to wait on God.
Sometimes there is no clear way forward, and God simply calls us to wait on Him.
The waiting season may feel tiring, but God promises to strengthen those who wait on Him.
If you have become weary from waiting, don’t despair. Fix your eyes on Him, wait on Him and He will give you strength.
I hope that these verses have given you renewed hope and confidence in God’s perfect timing.
There is nothing better to remind us of His timing than the word. And we can always take Him at His word, especially as we wait on Him.