Time has become an important factor in life. One that you can never get back once it has passed. There are many different times throughout the day we set our lives on. Time to sleep. Time to get up. Work time. School time. Mealtime. Break time. Drive time. Party time. Eastern time. Central time. Mountian time. Pacific time. London time… When it gets down to it we are all a slave to time. With one exception. God.
God lives outside of time. You might look at it this way, God created time on the first day of Creation in Genesis chapter one. He is outside of time and is the controlling factor of time. Our time depends on the rotation of the Earth on its axis daily and around the Sun yearly. He is the one that keeps it going for if it stopped, you could say we would be frozen in time.
Yet, God’s time is not connected to our time. At the beginning of Jeremiah 31, we see that God has appointed certain times for things to happen but we don’t know exactly when that time is.
“At that time,” declares the Lord, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.”
We know God had set a time of 70 years for the exile, as you read further it sounds like when Israel became a nation in 1948, then at the end of the chapter He is talking about the New Covenant which Jesus established at the Last Supper. God’s time is not linear it is more like Dr. Who’s time.
When we are going through trials we must remember God has His plan and His time to work His plan. He will bring us out of the trial and into a time of rejoicing, planting, rebuilding, and renewing our strength. Like Mordecai told Esther when she was faced with a life or death trial, Esther 4:14b NSAB,
And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?
Our trials, like Esther, can prepare us to do great things for God. We have to trust God and His timing to bring us through.