In Times of Uncertainty, Trust God’s Timing

“I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me, and heard my cry.” – PSALM 40:1

The Bible teaches us to trust God’s timing in all matters, but we are sorely tempted to do otherwise, especially when times are tough. When we are beset with problems, we are understandably anxious for a quick conclusion to our hardships. We know that our problems will end some day, and we want it to end NOW. God, however, works on His own timetable, and His schedule does not always coincide with ours.

God’s plans are perfect; ours most certainly are not. So we must learn to trust the Father in good times and hard times. No exceptions.

Elisabeth Elliot advised, “We must learn to move according to the timetable of the Timeless One, and to be at peace.” And Billy Graham observed, “As we wait on God, He helps us use the winds of adversity to soar above our problems.”

So today, as you face the uncertainties of everyday life, do your best to turn everything over to God. Whatever “it” is, He can handle it. And you can be sure that He will handle it when the time is right.
Will not the Lord’s time be better than your time? ~C. H. Spurgeon

By His wisdom, He orders His delays so that they prove to be far better than our hurries.   ~C. H. Spurgeon

Waiting on God brings us to the journey’s end quicker than our feet.   ~Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

God is in no hurry. Compared to the works of mankind, He is extremely deliberate. God is not a slave to the human clock. ~Charles Swindoll

Dear Lord, Your timing is seldom my timing, but Your timing is always right for me. You are my Father, and You have a plan for my life that is grander than I can imagine. When I am impatient, remind me that You are never early or late. You are always on time, Lord, so let me trust in You . . . always. Amen


  1. Monica Brooks says:

    This article is well received and truly believed by me. Time indeed belongs to GOD, WHO created this concept for our benefit. Eternity would overwhelm us too much.

    Ever since my earliest memory, my enjoyment of time and the lessons therein, has been negated by others, while maintained and treasured by me. Therefore, I perceive my whole life to be filled with prayers and lessons. GOD’S PROVIDENTIAL BLESSINGS become evident only IN HIS TIME, HIS DECREE, HIS MANNER, IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS PERFECT CHARACTER. As HIS PLANS IN HIS CREATION unravel in history, I learn to marvel at the immensely huge WISDOM of deliberately watching and waiting to respond to and act on life’s tasks. Thus, these become BLESSED opportunities and memories. My maturation in the relationship with GOD increases and so does my understanding of HIS HOLY PROMISES.

    It’s comforting to just trust GOD’S WORD, as my goal is to improve in prayerfully learning life’s lessons. This article motivates me to appreciate time ACCORDING TO GOD, instead of others. What a delightfully lovely relief! THANK YOU DEAR LORD!

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