53+ Bible Verses About God's Timing

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
June 13, 2024

Throughout our lives, we often question the timing of events—joys, challenges, or ordinary moments. Understanding God’s timing can bring peace and perspective to our hearts, especially when our plans don’t align with reality. This article combines 56 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes to explore divine timing comprehensively.

As we study the scriptures, we'll discover how God's perfect timing orchestrates our lives beyond what we can see or understand. Each verse and quote has been thoughtfully selected to encourage and strengthen your faith as you journey through various seasons of life. Continue reading to gain a deeper understanding of God’s impeccable timing.

Bible Verses About God's Timing

"The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him."

- Lamentations 3:25, NKJV

"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, NKJV

"My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me."

- Psalm 31:15, NKJV

"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, NKJV

"Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!"

- Psalm 27:14, NKJV

"You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you."

- 2 Chronicles 20:17, NKJV

"For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry."

- Habakkuk 2:3, NKJV

God's Timing in Guidance

"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, NKJV

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye."

- Psalm 32:8, NKJV

"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way."

- Psalm 37:23, NKJV

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."

- Jeremiah 29:11, NKJV

"The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail."

- Isaiah 58:11, NKJV

"A man's heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps."

- Proverbs 16:9, NKJV

"Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths."

- Psalm 25:4, NKJV

God's Timing in Healing

"He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds."

- Psalm 147:3, NKJV

"And He said to her, 'Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.'"

- Mark 5:34, NKJV

"Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord."

- James 5:14, NKJV

"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed."

- Isaiah 53:5, NKJV

"Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth."

- Jeremiah 33:6, NKJV

"I will restore health to you And heal you of your wounds,' says the Lord."

- Jeremiah 30:17, NKJV

"And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you."

- Deuteronomy 7:15, NKJV

God's Timing in Relationships

"Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil."

- Ecclesiastes 4:9, NKJV

"Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate."

- Mark 10:9, NKJV

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."

- 1 Peter 4:8, NKJV

"Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another."

- Proverbs 27:17, NKJV

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

- Romans 8:28, NKJV

"Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?"

- 2 Corinthians 6:14, NKJV

"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."

- Ephesians 4:32, NKJV

God's Timing in Blessings

"The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it."

- Proverbs 10:22, NKJV

"Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart!"

- Psalm 119:2, NKJV

"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, NKJV

"The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;"

- Numbers 6:24-25, NKJV

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord."

- Jeremiah 17:7, NKJV

"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work."

- 2 Corinthians 9:8, NKJV

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

- Matthew 6:33, NKJV

God's Timing in Challenges

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,"

- James 1:2, NKJV

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;"

- 2 Corinthians 4:8, NKJV

"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it."

- 1 Corinthians 10:13, NKJV

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."

- Psalm 34:18, NKJV

"Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all."

- Psalm 34:19, NKJV

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you."

- Deuteronomy 31:6, NKJV

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have

- John 16:33, NKJV

God's Timing in Purpose

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

- Jeremiah 29:11, NKJV

"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."

- Romans 8:28, NKJV

"The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps."

- Proverbs 16:9, NKJV

"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that

- John 15:16, NKJV

"Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established."

- Proverbs 16:3, NKJV

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

- Jeremiah 1:5, NKJV

"But the Lord said to me, 'Do not say, "I am too young." You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.'

- Jeremiah 1:7, NKJV

God's Timing in Faith

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

- Hebrews 11:1, NKJV

"Jesus said to him, 'If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.'"

- Mark 9:23, NKJV

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."

- Hebrews 11:6, NKJV

"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."

- Romans 10:17, NKJV

"And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

- Matthew 21:22, NKJV

"By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going."

- Hebrews 11:8, NKJV

"For we walk by faith, not by sight."

- 2 Corinthians 5:7, NKJV

God's Timing in Patience

"But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance."

- Romans 8:25, NKJV

"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."

- Psalm 37:7, NKJV

"The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains."

- James 5:7, NKJV

"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience."

- Colossians 3:12, NKJV

"You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand."

- James 5:8, NKJV

"Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!"

- Psalm 27:14, NKJV

God's Timing in Spiritual Growth

"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen."

- 2 Peter 3:18, NKJV

"I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase."

- 1 Corinthians 3:6, NKJV

"He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

- Philippians 1:6, NKJV

"Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,"

- 1 Peter 2:1-2, NKJV

"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him."

- James 1:12, NKJV

"We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all."

- Isaiah 53:6, NKJV

"But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."

- James 1:4, NKJV

Christian Quotes on God's Timing

"God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it’s worth the wait."

- Unknown

"Trust the timing of your life. Trust your journey. God is in control and He will lead the way."

- Unknown

"When we trust God to fulfill the promises He's given us all in His perfect timing, we not only honor Him but we grow in our faith."

- Unknown

"God’s timing is magnificent. He is never late, but He is usually not early either. He uses that waiting period to stretch our faith in Him and to bring about change and growth in our lives."

- Unknown

"Trust God's timing. It's better to wait a while and have things fall into place than to rush and have things fall apart."

- Unknown

"Patience is not the ability to wait, but how you act while you're waiting."

- Joyce Meyer

"Timing is everything. When you're really ready for it, it will come."

- Unknown


Reflecting on the verses and insights shared, we are reminded that God's timing is perfect, though it often may not align with our expectations. Trusting in His timing is not merely about waiting but maintaining faith and patience while He works His will in our lives. Whether in moments of joy, trials, or personal growth, every scripture points us towards trusting more deeply in His divine plan.

Let these truths sink into your heart as you navigate through different seasons:

"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, NKJV

"The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him."

- Lamentations 3:25, NKJV

"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."

- Psalm 37:7, NKJV

May these passages inspire and comfort you as you learn to wait for God’s perfect timing, knowing He is always at work for your good.

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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