It’s January 1, 2021.
Now things are supposed to go back to normal, right?
2020 is over, so the bad stuff has to stop.
We all know this isn’t true. Pandemics know nothing of calendars. Disasters don’t care about dates. The times and seasons of Almighty God are known to Him alone.
Here are some things we do know about God’s timing.
Rev. 21:6 – He is the Alpha and the Omega.
It begins and ends on His terms, and He’s with us through the middle.
Alma 37:12 – The course of the Lord is one eternal round.
Everything (every work, every life) begins and ends with Him.
2 Pe. 3:8 – One day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day.
Our sense of time isn’t the same as His.
Ecc. 3:11 – There is a time and a season for everything.
Embrace God’s timeline, and don’t force yours.
God’s timing is mysterious, and scripture often leaves us with more questions than answers. That’s because God is beyond human understanding. Way too big for our tiny brains.
Yet we yearn to know.
We’d all love to know in advance what will transpire in 2021. We make predictions and projections, trying to anticipate the whats, whys, whens, and hows. Even when it comes to the clock, we crave the eternal scope that God personifies. It isn’t necessarily bad, this reaching and stretching for the unknown.
But, as we move into a new year, let’s let God be God (He does it best) and let’s be His children (what we’re created to be).
Let’s trust the mysteries of the future to His loving hands. Yet, let’s never lose our God-given curiosity for what He may be telling us, how He may be working with us, and where His path may lead.
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