Having faith in the Lord means also having faith in His timing. You need to trust His way of doing things. He already has His own plan for your life, and you must never grow weary or impatient with that. Waiting on the Lord will strengthen your faith in Him. He knows exactly what He is doing. Remember to let go and let GOD!
Isaiah 60:22 tells us that the Lord will make things happen at the right time: “A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation. I, the Lord, will hasten it in its time.”
2 Peter 3:8-9 says: “But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
I particularly like the MSG version of that, which reads like this: “Don’t overlook the obvious here, friends. With God, one day is as good as a thousand years, a thousand years as a day. God isn’t late with his promise as some measure lateness. He is restraining himself on account of you, holding back the end because he doesn’t want anyone lost. He’s giving everyone space and time to change.”
Sometimes it may seem as if you are faithfully serving the Lord but your prayers are still going unanswered. Never lose heart and never give up. Your prayers are answered according to His will, not yours. Let it motivate you to work harder and praise harder. Because amazing things are on the horizon for you. Trust in His timing, and remember that you always reap what you sow: “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9
We are not meant to know God’s plan: “And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.” Acts 1:7
I quote these two Proverbs a lot:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
Psalm 37 is such a beautiful one. I encourage you to read it, and then read it again and again: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm. For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.” Psalms 37:3-9
And this verse from Psalm 46 is another one of my absolute favorites. “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” What it is saying is that we need to be still and let God handle things. He is sovereign over ALL.
In John 13:7, Jesus tells us that there is a purpose for the way that He is doing things. And we are not meant to understand it right away: “Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.”
I love Ecclesiastes 3:1: “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”
Check out what these wonderfully reassuring verses say about waiting on the Lord:
“The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” Lamentations 3:25-26
“But those who wait on 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
“Therefore I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me.” Micah 7:7
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” 1 Peter 5:6
“Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!” Psalms 27:14
Romans 8:28 tells us that things will work out for those who love God and are called according to His purpose: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” What an amazing promise. Thank you, God.
And Proverbs 27:1 tells us that we should never boast about tomorrow, because we don’t know what will happen between now and then: “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.”
I’m going to leave you with this final verse:
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
God bless you all.