Beyond Time

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries3 Minutes

“Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were born or You gave birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God . . . For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it passes by, or as a watch in the night.” Psalm 90:1-4 NASB

For centuries, most of the world followed the calendar that had been developed by Julius Caesar in the first century BC. But there was a problem. In Caesar’s calendar, years lasted longer than the solar year. As a result, dates never could be fixed. No one seemed to be able to provide a workable solution.

Then, in the sixteenth century, Pope Gregory XIII developed the concept of leap year. His idea was to add a day to the calendar every fourth year. Although flawed in minor ways, this approach represented an improvement and soon became adapted as the new standard throughout the world.

This special “leap” day, and its unusual history, should remind us of the limitations of our human minds, and the sovereignty of God. The Bible tells us God has been “our dwelling place throughout all generations.” Regardless of our calendars, He is beyond time, and has been God “from everlasting to everlasting,” long before the creation of the world. He is beyond our understanding, and a thousand years in His sight is “like a day that has just gone by.”

Today, remember that God sees everything from the perspective of eternity. He is not worried and already has declared the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:9-11). The Bible reminds us that we can trust Him. And, when we seek Him, we should remember that He will answer our prayers based on what is best for us.

Place your life in His hands. Let Him take away all doubt, fear, and worry. God has everything under control. Today, tomorrow, and throughout eternity.


Prayer: Father, thank You that You see my life from the perspective of eternity. I commit these needs to You: ___________. Thank You that I can trust in You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.