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How to Trust in God Completely for His Timing

How to Trust in God Completely for His Timing

Have you ever lost hope when waiting on God’s timing? Maybe you don’t see the pieces coming together, even though you know this is his direction for you. Knowing why you can trust God and learning how to trust in God completely will restore your hope to wait well for his perfect timing. 

You can have peace and not worry; trusting God and placing your hope in him for his perfect timing will draw you closer to him as you depend on him and allow you to see that he is with you in the uncertainty. 

He hasn’t left you—he has a good plan for you. God is working on your behalf: moving things into place, bringing the right people into your life, preparing you, and setting things up in order to make the big thing you are waiting on him for to happen. 

God’s timing is perfect. The more you trust and put your hope in him for his perfect timing, the easier your journey to receive what he has for you feels… and the more you will get to experience his great provision. 

How to Trust in God Completely

When you know, without any doubt, that God has the best for you—even when it feels hard to wait on his timing—that is how to trust in God completely. 

So, what is God’s timing? God’s timing is when you prayed for something and you got an answer—a yes—and now you are waiting on him to make it happen. Sometimes the journey to get to the “yes” is longer than you would like, but remember it’s “God’s timing, not mine.” 

Trusting God completely in this season starts with your heart. You have to decide to set your heart on God and trust him, even if his timing doesn’t make sense to you. 

“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.” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV) 

He will direct and guide you on the journey to what he has for you; trusting his timing on it all will give you the best outcome. The power of trusting God changes things for you and allows you to wait well for his timing. He knows your heart and its desires. Trust in God completely. 

How to Trust in God Completely For His Timing

4 Steps in Trusting God Completely

Trusting God in all circumstances, even during a difficult season of waiting on his timing, is possible even though it might not feel that way.

You can be assured of this because there are many examples of trusting God in the Bible. You are not different from the people in the Bible. God’s plans are the best for you, too (Jeremiah 29:11).

The benefits of trusting God for his timing will lead you to have great, unshakeable peace, grow your patience and perseverance, and allow you to see more of the goodness of God. You’ll be able to get through anything, making you stronger in him. 

Your faith will grow and your desire to follow him will too, when you see his goodness at all times. The outcome of the trusting might not look like what you think or what you want but he promises it will be better than you can imagine. 

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…” (Ephesians 3:20, NIV) 

Below, you will find 4 steps in trusting God that I pray will help you when you are waiting on God’s timing. You can wait well by trusting him. “His timing, not mine.”

1. God Is Trustworthy

Sometimes in waiting for God’s timing, you can complain. The more you do this, it can make you feel hopeless. 

But God is trustworthy all the time. Knowing this truth is the first step in how to trust in God completely. 

“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.” (Psalm 145:13, NIV) 

When you know who God is and remember how he has always been trustworthy throughout your life, you can trust him now in the waiting. You can always count on him, no matter how impossible things may feel. 

He has never let you down in fulfilling his promises of having good plans for you… and it’s no different in this situation. This is one of the many reasons to trust God. 

Trust God’s timing, it’s the best. Recall what he has done for you. Memorize scriptures on how he is trustworthy when you are doubting. Look to the Bible to find stories about how he has been trustworthy and kept his promises. God is trustworthy—this will never change. 

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2. Know God’s Heart and Intentions for You

The second step in how to trust in God completely is to acknowledge God’s heart for you. 

“However, as it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived’—the things God has prepared for those who love him—these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10, NIV) 

God has such good plans for you—when you trust in his timing you will receive them. When you know his heart for you, you can trust God. His heart is always of love for you and he will never do anything to hurt you. 

Waiting on his timing may be hard, but it is for your best. As you are waiting, he will comfort you. He is changing you and growing you. He is with you and will never leave you. 

His timing ensures that all things will be worked out. He sees it all and knows it all. His intentions, thoughts, and desires are always to give you the best. He never thinks or wishes you ill. God is a good Father who loves you more than anything and always wants to give you, his precious child, an abundant life. 

Trust God by remembering his heart for you. You can do this by staying in the Bible. His word shows you how much he adores his people. 

Related post: Knowing God’s Heart to Have a Deeper Connection With Him

3. Surrender

When you are waiting for something to happen in God’s timing, you shouldn’t try to make it happen on your own. Thus, the next step in how to trust in God completely is to relinquish the outcome of what you are waiting on God for. Give him all control; do nothing but press into him. 

“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” (Psalm 9:10, NIV) 

This is so difficult, but to really trust in God completely you must surrender. You need to humble yourself before him (James 4:10) and give him control over it all. Surrender it all to him again and again if you must, and then see how things will turn out good. 

Sometimes you may be holding on to things you wish would happen in his timing—but don’t let anything have a hold on your heart. He will not let you down when you place your trust in him. Be in constant prayer with God, surrendering it all to trust him.

Psalm 9:10

4. Have Patience 

Finally, when you are choosing to trust in God completely you need to be patient. 

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Romans 12:12, NIV) 

God’s timing is perfect and he will bring about what you are waiting on him for. Place your hope in him to be patient in the hard moments. 

Keep praying. Don’t try to rush it, because the journey to the destination is so important and God has good lessons and gifts to give you on it. 

You will have moments with him that will assure you that he is who he says he is: the great comforter, provider, always present. 

Trust in him by having patience. It will allow you to have unwavering trust in him, even in the hardest times of waiting. This season will end. You can have patience when you look to him in trust. Keep focusing on him through prayer, reading your Bible, etc., and then you can be patient. 

If you are in a season of waiting on God’s timing, you can trust God with your life. His timing is perfect. Learning how to trust in God completely is crucial to waiting well. 4 steps to trusting God completely include knowing who God is, knowing God’s heart and intentions for you, surrendering your control over the outcome, and having patience. 

The blessings of trusting God with your life will be so fruitful. God’s timing is perfect and you can trust his timing. He is moving and hasn’t left you. Let’s say “God’s timing, not mine” always.

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28 Responses

  1. I greatly appreciate you sharing God’s word and your heart. These steps work! I’m at the tail end of what the Lord is doing in this particular season of my life and it has been challenging! The steps you have mentioned I’ve been applying without reading your article until today and they have helped me tremendously Praise the Lord I know first hand they absolutely work!! Your article blessed me and confirmed I was on the right path to victory! Thank you again Nikki and God Bless!

    1. Hi, Gregg.
      Thank you so much for your message. It significantly blessed me to hear how this article confirmed you were on the right path to victory.
      God is so good! Praise his name.
      I’m sorry to hear that you’re in the tail end of a challenging season; please know I’m praying for you as you continue to trust the Lord to pull you through.
      God bless you as well; it was wonderful to connect with you.
      -Nikki

  2. This has come into my life just when I needed to remember who God is to me and how I know that He has nothing but good intentions toward me. Thank you for that reminder.

    Michelle

    1. Hi, Michelle.
      I’m so glad to hear that this article came to you just at the right time. Jesus is so good — all glory to him!
      Yes, he loves you so much and has such good plans for you. I’m praying that you’ll continue to see the good intentions he has toward you.
      It’s so wonderful to connect with you!

  3. Blessed day po Madam/
    Ptra Nikki,
    Firstly l gave thanks to our Lord
    God Jesus Christ po
    Secondly ay sa inyo Ang Sermon po ninyo ay ma e share ko po
    sa mga Person Deprived of Liberty o Male 114 Female 39 a Total of 353 inmates sa
    Philippine National Police Rodriguez Municipal Police Station Custodial Facility
    for GOD’S GLORY sa Jail Ministry Montalban po our Bible study
    everyday Friday 9:00-10:30am
    Madam/Ptra Nikki please help us po kailangan po Namin ng Tagalog old and new Bible po
    Maraming Salamat po
    TO GOD BE THE GLORY 🙏

    1. Hi, Chaplain Layosa.
      Yes, I’m thanking Jesus as well and am so glad to hear that this message has helped you and the inmates.
      I’m praising God that you can share it with them and am praying that God uses it to move powerfully in their hearts. All glory to him!
      I’m also praying that God will meet your need to provide Bibles in their native language. If there’s a practical way for me to help you with that need, please let me know.
      It’s so wonderful to connect with you!

    1. Hi, Chaplain Kariuki.
      I’m so glad that this was helpful to you. Thank you, and may God bless you as well!
      It’s so wonderful to connect with you.

  4. Thank you Nikki.
    I am waiting on God to provide resources for work I am involved with in Africa. Waiting is very, very hard when it involves extremely poor and hungry people.
    I am not a patient person and try to do things myself while waiting. I have been spending hours trawling the web for people who can help me.
    Your words “you shouldn’t try to make it happen on your own” have shown me that’s exactly what I’m doing. Sitting back and not doing anything is not in my DNA but I’ve realised I must ask God to help me change this.
    I am not asking for myself but in relation to what He called me to do which makes me question things.
    I really have appreciated your words of encouragement. Thank you. Ann.

    1. Hi, Ann.
      Thank you so much for sharing your heart. I’m so grateful that God revealed this truth to you through this article. This is a difficult lesson that I’ve had to learn also, but God’s timing is perfect. I know he sees you and the people you wish to help — and he’s working, even if you might not see it right now. He’s setting things up behind the scenes, doing the things that we cannot.
      I’m praying alongside you, that God will give you the strength and ability to trust him, waiting on his time. He will provide in powerful ways for those that you’re helping in need.
      It’s so wonderful to connect with you!

  5. this study gas been awesome, it really helped me with my walk with God, as God bless you to bless others may the power of God keep falling on you in the name of Jesus ❤️ 💕 🙏 🙌 Amen

    1. Hi, Helen. Amen!
      Thank you so much. All glory to our God! Praise his name, how his words in this article have helped you in your walk with him.
      It’s so wonderful to connect with you!

  6. Thank you Nikki. I live in Australia and appreciate your prayers and knowing that people across the earth are supporting me.

  7. Good afternoon Madam

    This is good teaching about trusting and waiting on God. He knows all our needs and His timing is the best. All we need to do is prayer for strength and perseverance as we wait upon His appointed time. For sure He will come because He is faithful. Amen

    1. Hi, Isaac.
      Thank you so much — all glory to God!
      I totally agree and praise his name for his faithfulness.
      It’s so wonderful to connect with you!

  8. Thank you so much for clarifying how to trust God fully and completely. Your reminder is very much needed for we think we understand and then forget.
    If I can have Chaplain Harry Layosa’s
    contact number & full address, I may be able to help him with the Tagalog Bibles he needs.

    1. Hi, Jean.
      All glory to God. I’m so glad that this article helped you so much, and was a needed reminder.
      I will put you in contact with Chaplain Layosa and send him your message and willingness to help! This is so amazing. I’m so glad you’re able to help him.
      It is so wonderful to connect with you!

  9. Thank you so much Nikki for this message. And I will ask God to bless the messenger. There were some things I did not quite understand why they were taking place, but I sat down and started writing, what little did I know God had been speaking to me in ways. I could not imagine. I’m eternally greatful for how God choose to work in my life. And nothing about my circumstances caught Him by surprise. He loves us one and all. As I was searching for answers God continue to bring them forth and now I have received even more from you. I thank God that He has used you in a mighty way to help others. And that I took may also do the will of God. May God richly bless and keep you.

    1. Hi, Sharon.
      I’m praising God, how this article met you at just the right time and was able to help you. To God be all the glory!
      I’m glad that writing has helped you to recount the ways that God has moved in your life all along. He is just so good, and uses everything in our story for his good.
      Thank you so much for your blessings. I’m so thankful for you. It’s so wonderful to connect.

  10. I’ve been a Christian for all my life. At this time I’m struggling with my finances and my business and home. There never seems to be enough to keep it all going.
    At this point I turn it all over to christ to do his will. your thoughts and comments tell me to turn it all over. I’ve been in a season of patience for the last 10yrs. I’m trying and continue to put it with my faith and choosing the right people faithful to associate.
    I know God will work it out.
    I continue to keep God first.

    1. Hi, Byron.
      Thank you so much for sharing. I’m sorry to hear about your struggles, but I know God will work it all out for you as you turn it over to him, and trust him. I’m confident in this.
      God blesses those who persevere in him faithfully. I’m praying that this season of struggle soon comes to an end, and that you see God’s provision in great ways, as well as his delight in you.
      It’s so wonderful to connect with you!

    1. Hi, Geoffrey.
      I’m so glad you can bless others as a response to this article. Thank you so much for your blessings! May God bless you as well, as you bless others too.

    1. Hi, Geoffrey.
      I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed this article and the included lessons in it. All glory be to God!
      It’s so wonderful to connect with you.

  11. I really glorify God for his thinking about us.If we can fully trust in his promises and timing then our patience with him would grow strongly.

    1. Hi, Joshua.
      Yes, I totally agree. This is such wonderful wisdom. Thank you so much for sharing.
      It’s so wonderful to connect with you!

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My goal is to help and equip Christians like you to live for Jesus by following Matthew 22:37-39: to love God and love people, and within this we need to learn how to love ourselves as God does.

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