Learning to Trust God's Timing



How many times do we want things to happen in our time? In a way, we all have an expectation of when things are suppose to happen. And when they don't, it's easy to get discouraged and frustrated. It's easy to ask God, why? Why is this taking so long? We feel out of control. But I feel that it is in this waiting period, that God is teaching us something very important. We are learning to trust in his timing and not in our own. We are learning to trust in his plans and surrendering to our expectations of how things are suppose to happen. Our faith is stretching, something that would never happen if He did everything we wanted immediately.

I remember seeing other widows getting remarried and having children and would wonder when would God bring another good man to my life. I felt ready to move forward and open my heart again, but nothing happened. Let me say that being in the waiting period can drive you crazy. Nobody said it would be easy. Not knowing what the future holds can be scary. But I soon learned, that it is how you react during that waiting period that makes all the difference. 

It wasn't until I got to a point where I was like "alright God, I don't understand it, I can't see right now how things will work out, but I trust you. I trust that things will happen when they are suppose to happen." I used my time being single again learning to fully depend on God. My happiness and joy didn't come from a relationship status. I got to the point where I was okay if I never found love again and never remarried. I was content with being a solo mom. 

Little did I know, God was already at work. A few months after my little conversation with God, I remember being in Tulum, Mexico celebrating my birthday with my mom and son, when I got a comment on Instagram from my now fiancĂ©, wishing me a Happy Birthday. I've shared our story before (you can read it here). But now looking back, I can honestly say, it was worth the wait. 
It's crazy for me to even think that we will be getting married next month. Seeing God's faithfulness has only depended my faith. 

My prayer for you today for whatever waiting period you find yourself in, whether it's waiting to have a baby, waiting to find love, waiting for that dream job, that you are able to trust God in the process and trust in his timing. His word tells us that he will work everything out for our good for those that love him, and I truly believe it. Sometimes, it might not be how we expect it, but He will always work it out according to his will. 



If this post has helped you in some way, I'd love to hear from you. Feel free to shoot me a DM on Instagram @vivafashion or leave me a comment below. I'd love to pray for you.


xx,
Carmen 




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  1. I have been in an emotionally and verbally abusive relationship for so long that I didn't know any different. So much so that after we separated, I allowed him back into my life only to find his abuse had reached a level in which he was now open and bold about it. It was painful but being alone for over two years taught me more about myself than I had learned all those years as someone's other. When I stopped praying for him to change and started praying for peace, God removed him completely from my life. I can finally say that I now know what a normal, healthy relationship looks like and cannot wait for the next phase of our lives. Thank you for sharing your story, it inspired me to never lose my faith again all these years.

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing that. I’m so sorry you had to go through that, but it’s so true that God always wants the best for us. May time we just need to surrender to him and trust his will for our lives.

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