Finding Hope in God's Timing
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:8–9)
God’s timing is not like the earthly timing we are accustomed to. God is not consumed with time; rather, He is consumed with our hearts. God’s ways are not our ways but we can rest assure that His ways are best, so we do not overwhelm ourselves with everyday worries. Each day, instead of wondering where God is, we should determine if it is our will we are seeking or His. If we truly believe in God’s promises, we will do our best to be patient with Him as He is with us. Make the best of your time, and do not waste it, for we do not know how much time we have.
My child, My chosen possession, take special note of each fleeting moment as if it were your last, for you do not know when you will pass from this life. Your perception of time is precisely that: a perception. Time is opportunity for you to draw near to Me, although most often you do not see this way. You see the short range, and I see the long range. Each day, you are bombarded with endless tasks, and what you make of these tasks will determine your path. Child, choose Me in your daily walk, and you will never be led astray, although the enemy will often try to tell you otherwise. Rebuke him and repent each day to carry on with your destiny. Do not let the worries of the world destroy My great plan for you. I love you, child. Come to Me each day, and give your time to Me.
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Matthew 6:34)
Prayer for the Day
Dear Father, thank You for allowing me time to come to know you. Thank You for being patient with me. Although I often falter, You lift me up, giving me opportunity for change. Please help me to make the best of my time and not to waste it doing senseless things. Please help me to understand the significance of each day and to value and number my days. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.