In God’s Time

In God’s Time

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Describing three different dimensions of time, Paul placed our lives in context. First, he reminded us that we face limits. But God is different. He is infinite and beyond time, dwelling in eternity. And He made promises “before time began.”

Paul also promised that all who are born again have “the hope of eternal life.” Right now, we may face the limits of time, but we can hope to enter that timeless dimension.

What is particularly unique about this promise is that it was made by God “before time began,” but it was revealed “in His own time” at the precise moment of His choosing. From His perspective in eternity, God chose the very moment when He wanted to reveal His message, completely separate from our concept of time, our desires, or perspectives.

We see this pattern in our relationship with God. We think sequentially, based on where we are in our journey through life. We can become impatient with God, frustrated when He does not act according to our timetable. We also can become presumptuous or try to force events. But God looks at everything from an eternal perspective.

Key to our relationship with God is being able to trust Him and being confident that He will act at just the right time. As the Bible promises, “He has made everything beautiful in its time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11). You can trust in Him for your life.