2 Peter 3:8-9 (NLT)
8 But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. 9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
Last week we learned about the transition period of waiting on God, and how it is necessary during that period to wait patiently and confidently so we may focus on the promises instead of the negative feelings that come with the waiting. This week our scripture reminds us that God’s timing is not our timing. In fact, it highlights that God works on His timing because He is waiting for us to get it together!
Consider the following:
Apostle Peter wrote this second epistle (letter) to the people to explain that God has delayed the second coming of Christ so we may have an opportunity to reject sin and find salvation through scripture and relationship with Christ. In today’s scripture, we are reminded that God tracks time differently from how we track time. God sees time with a perspective we lack. It is similar to as when we age, our perspective of time changes. For example, when we were children and an adult said give me an hour, it felt like an eternity. Now as adults, we typically say, “wow, where did that hour go?” Therefore, we need to believe, have faith, and be confident in the fact that God will keep His promise and without delay according to His timing. God’s timing is not our timing and yes it is frustrating! Trust in the fact that God gives you what you need when you need it. Trust in the fact that God is giving us additional time so we can get it right! Trust in the fact that God is a redeemer of time! Just as science tells us the closer we get to the sun, time slows down; the more we walk in the light of Christ, God will slow down the time! God will give the time in which we think we lost back to us!