I have wondered about this for a while now because of verses in the Bible like Jeremiah 29:11 that says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” But there are many times in my life where I don’t see much prosperity. There are times in my life where I lose hope. And there are times where the future doesn’t look so bright.
If God’s promises are always “Yes” and “Amen” like the apostle Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 1:20, then why do we have times in our lives where our circumstances and situations say otherwise. The answer to these questions is very simple. It’s only a matter of time.
You see it’s not a question of whether or not God’s promises will come true but it’s a question of when they will come to pass. Because His promises are going to happen, it just takes time.
Since God exists outside of time, it does not affect Him. That’s why He can make these promises to us. He has already seen them come to pass. We think that God is crazy or that He is a liar because our life looks so much different than what He says, but since we are affected by time, we can’t see everything that God sees. We can only see what is taking place that day, that hour, that minute, that second. We live in the moment and for the moment.
So what does all this mean? The only thing that separates us from the promises of God in our lives is time. If you can’t see what God sees yet, just wait. It’s only a matter of time. Paul goes on to tell us in Galations 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” So if your life doesn’t look like what God says, keep trusting cause it just takes time. If you can’t see what God sees yet, keep looking cause it just takes time. If your future doesn’t look so bright right now, just keep hoping cause it just takes time. Whatever it may be, don’t give up cause it just takes time.