God’s Timing and Our Reasoning of Space in Time

Solomon, in his wisdom said, To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven… God has made everything beautiful in its time. He also planted eternity in men’ hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end (Eccl. 3:1,11). God’s timeline is orderly; nothing will fit outside His time frame without troubles. Even when He planned for His Son to come and redeem men, it took thousands of years for it to happen. It did not happen the next day, after Adam and Eve sinned; no, the world was not yet ready for Him to come.  In God’s time and in His season, YAHSHUA came and accomplished salvation for the world through His death on a cross. Paul confirmed by saying, But when the proper time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born subject to the Law, to purchase the freedom for those who were subject to the Law, that we might be adopted and have sonship conferred upon us (Gal. 4:4) Not one day late, not one day early. God is precise in His timing; nothing will take Him by surprise. And it will be so when He comes to fetch us, His bride out of this wicked world, a home that is not our own. 

Patience is embedded in the word wait. There are many things we wait for, but the most important one is the waiting for our future redemption. In the past and even today, people have made fun of and shrugs in disbelief, God’s promise, doubting the fact. To the first century church, Peter wrote this in his letter:  You must know and understand this, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, walk after their own fleshly desires and say, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the forefathers fell asleep, all things have continued exactly as they did from the beginning of creation. Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape you, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day (II Peter 3:4,8; Ps. 90:4).  The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance (vs.9).  These are the last days we are living in. Scoffers are everywhere around us. We are in “As were in the days of Noah.” A time line indicating His soon coming.

God’s timing is not confined in the space of our time. Time to Him is eternity in its measureless space -a thousand year as one day and vice-versa. He will not perform when we want Him to, for His timing is complete in His sovereign will, in His All-knowing. His plan for the world and in particularly for us is from long ago, even before we were born. It is from eternity to eternity in His being. David said, Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] Were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them (Ps. 139:16). The All-knowing God was never and will never be tardy in His promises. His timing is perfect in His seeing all from the begging to the end. We must frame our time in subjection to His timing purpose and plans.  Trying to get ahead of Him in all we do is a waste of our time; it is a faithless act and it is non-considering of Who He is. God’s desire to see everyone saved is the result of His long-suffering. He is not tardy in fulfilling His promise of redemption, as Peter said, nor anything else. His timing for things to be accomplished will be in His sovereign will, in His orderly fashion and at the right time. No one knows the day neither the hour when He will perform that which we have been waiting for – our redemption, no one knows, but God Himself. He is the Creator of time; He is the planer of the future, the owner of time and the absolute time controller.

Time was created for His purpose and we are part of His purpose. Allowing Him to accomplish His purpose in us in His time, is rewarding. It is harmonious like a song played in many voices through an orchestra. Give Him your time and let Him perform for you His perfect purpose in His perfect timing. A beautiful thing in your life, that is.


Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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