Why You Can Trust God’s Timing
But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Peter 3:8, 9 ESV)
The passing of time is consistent. A second is always a second; a minute always lasts one minute.
Time is life’s metronome. Throughout history man has walked with the same cadence – the rhythm of time.
Yet sometimes time seems to slow down, or accelerate, or stop altogether.
This year my daughter will graduate from high school and enter college. I’m still wondering where the time went.
A friend of mine graduated from college last week, after years of investment and personal hardship. His perception? He would say: “It’s about time! This took forever!!”
Time is neither friend nor enemy. It shows no loyalty to anyone. It works for us and against us. We adjust to it – it never changes for us.
This Christmas season we celebrate the advent (coming) of Jesus Christ to the earth. God became man.
But this is also a good time to remember that Jesus is coming again. He promised: (1) to come in clouds of glory to catch away His church and rescue us from the implosion of the world as we know it, and (2) to return once again with His church to a renewed, perfected earth to rule and reign as King.
The prophets have declared it to be true.
The Apostles confirmed it to be true.
Jesus himself gave His word.
Yet we still wait.
Personally, I want Jesus to return before I can finish typing this sen…
Just kidding- I’m still here. But I wish I were with Jesus right now. I anticipate the time when time no longer matters, when tears are dried, souls are made whole, sickness is eradicated, and I can see Jesus with my own eyes.
I have so much to thank Him for. An eternity of gratitude.
So why the delay?
Our Father doesn’t want anyone to perish without hope. He wants all men to call on the name of Jesus. His timing is born out of His benevolent compassion.
So, today I live in the rhythm of time, with great expectancy that my Savior is soon returning for me. As I wait I want to be faithful and fruitful. I must work to declare His goodness to people around me, so that they can be ready when He cracks the sky.
I trust your timing.
Come quickly, Lord Jesus.