I would not just say that God created the world out of a singularity and therefore out of nothing because the singularity is not a nothing. It is a something. Rather, we can say that God had to have created the singularity itself out of nothing.
This singularity, or “primeval atom,” began 13.82 billion years ago. This was the beginning of what we measure as Time-Space. So, our language and our concepts do not lend themselves to speaking of a “time” “before” this event. This “primeval atom,” as Fr. Georges Lemaitre called it, was in such a state that the explosion or Bang was inevitable and it happened within the smallest measurements of time after it appeared. This “primeval atom” could not have existed for several seconds, and certainly not for several years, before the explosion as its unstable nature and the laws of physics rendered the explosion or Bang imminent, within micro-seconds (actually less.)
So, 13.9 years ago, if there was such a time to be referred to, there could not have been this singularity, or “primeval atom.”
The website below links to articles by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer that demonstrate the entropy of our universe proves that our universe did have a beginning. Its existence could not have gone back infinitely in time or all the usable energy would have been used up or burned out so to speak long ago.
Fr. Georges Lemaitre and Albert Einstein