Learning to Wait on God’s Timing. Plus Free Printable.

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I am having to pray, a lot lately, for me to be on God’s time table and not my own time table. How about you?

We tend to want things fixed, right now. 

We want relationships to be healed, right now. 

We want to be better wives, right now. 

We want to be better moms, right now. 

We want certain situations to be fixed, right now. 

All in our timing. Me me me and now now now. 

God's timing is perfect



We cry to God in our pain, hurt, need and frustration to immediately swoop down and rescue us. However, we must remember that the process is just as important as the prize at the end. Through the process, God molds us and changes us to be who He intended us to be. 

His timing is perfect. 

Psalm 27:14

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”


It’s painful and exhausting sometimes. This is a lifetime race and not a sprint. Don’t give up. We have to press in and press on. Clinging to God as we walk through life. God is working on things even when we don’t see it or feel it. 

When we get in this “Right Now” mode. We should not let our feelings rule us, but we should stand on God’s promises. Read more about how our Feelings Are Not Facts

What does He promise? 

*He promises to never leave us.  Deuteronomy 31:8

*He loves us more than we know. Zephaniah 3:17

*He comforts us. Psalm 147:3

*He has great plans for us. Jeremiah 29:11

*He is for us. Romans 8:31

*We do not have to fear. 2 Timothy 1:7

When we get frustrated, down, disappointed, and overwhelmed we need to be encouraged and remind ourselves that God has this figured out and everything will be OK as long as we cling to Him. 

It is a heart issue.


I encourage you today, to remind yourself to not be rushed and don’t be ruled by your feelings but to live in God’s promises. Find your comfort in God. He loves you. 

Enjoy this FREE printable. Print it off, cut it along the dotted lines and use as two separate bookmarks. 

Free Printable. Encouraging Bible Verses.



Blessings, 

Starla J. 


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31 Comments

  1. Karen

    April 15, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Beautiful words, Starla! Thank you for sharing your words of encouragement, and be encouraged knowing that they spoke to me when I really needed to hear them. Thank you!

    The bookmarks are lovely and I will enjoy using them. Thank you for sharing your talents in a very useful and pretty way.

  2. Steph Sharing A to Z

    April 15, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    This is such a wonderful message that I needed to be reminded of today. Thank you for sharing and for your beautiful bookmarks!

  3. Samantha Ford-Godette

    April 15, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    This is an amazing article. I really enjoyed it. When we wait on God he will do more than we ever imagined.

  4. HungryForGod (Andi)

    April 15, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    perfect – I'm still learning patience and waiting on God ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Keisha Hanvy

    April 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    These bookmarks are beautiful and a great reminder of God's promises. Learning to wait on God is hard but I try to remember his timing is always perfect. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Keisha Hanvy

    April 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    The bookmarks and your post are a beautiful reminder of God's promises and how we should wait patiently for everything to work out in his timing. Thank you!

  7. Amanda

    April 15, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    This is such a wonderful reminder to take things as they come. Thanks.

  8. Megan Elford {WelcomeToTheZoo}

    April 15, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Yes! I need to remind myself of this daily! God's timing is not our own, but He will fulfill His promises when the time is right.

  9. Tim @ Families Again

    April 15, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Boy did I need to read this today. Thank you so much!

    Tim @ Families Again

  10. Jennifer

    April 16, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Thank you for this, I needed it today. Patience is not my strong suit, at all. I love these Bible verses and the printables. Great and visible reminders!

  11. Jenny

    April 16, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you for the printable Starla. UGH! Waiting for God's timing and so hard…and so good for me, ha!

  12. Brittany at Equipping Godly Women

    April 16, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I stink at waiting. I'm trying to make the most of it though. Thanks for the encouragement ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Celi

    April 18, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Great reminder! I really needed to read this today. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Melanie Redd

    April 18, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Hey Starla,

    What a great post today!

    It's hard to wait sometimes, isn't it. And, I appreciate your words of encouragement today. I especially like what you said here: "It is a heart issue. I encourage you today, to remind yourself to not be rushed and don't be ruled by your feelings but to live in God's promises."

    This is my first time to stop by your blog. I plan to visit again.
    Blessings,
    Melanie

  15. Starla J.

    April 18, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you so much Karen!

  16. Starla J.

    April 18, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    We all need to be reminded every once in a while. Thank you for stopping by!

  17. Starla J.

    April 18, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    So true! Thank you for stopping by!

  18. Starla J.

    April 18, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    You are so very welcome. Thank you for stopping by.

  19. Starla J.

    April 18, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you Jennifer for your kind words.

  20. Starla J.

    April 18, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    You are so welcome, Brittany. Thank you for stopping by.

  21. Starla J.

    April 18, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    So good for all of us. Thank you!

  22. Starla J.

    April 18, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    I'm so glad you stopped by. Yes, please come back again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Sarah Ann

    April 19, 2015 at 2:51 am

    Thanks, my friend for this beautiful encouragement and the bookmarks! They are such great reminders of God's faithfulness. I'm sharing this post in my newsletter tomorrow with a link back to your site. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

    April 22, 2015 at 3:06 am

    Love this, Starla!

    This is so encouraging to me, "When we get frustrated, down, disappointed, and overwhelmed we need to be encouraged and remind ourselves that God has this figured out and everything will be OK as long as we cling to Him."

    This is exactly the reminder I have needed. We are going through a tough time of waiting right now and while our faith is great, it isn't an easy journey. Thanks for the reminder today of the incredible God we serve!

  25. Starla J.

    April 28, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    You are so awesome to include it in your newsletter. I love your newsletter BTW. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Starla J.

    April 28, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I'm having to remind myself daily. It's a hard but lovely process as we walk through these hard times. God molds us and refocuses us on Him. ๐Ÿ™‚

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