In our western world, we are ruled by time. We get paid by the hour. We schedule our whole lives around the clock and our calendars. We always seem to be hurrying from here to there because of what time and day it is.
Do you know in Heaven - God's realm of Glory - there is no time?
But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with The Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. ~II Peter 3:8God does not wear a wristwatch. Nor does He have a calendar next to His Throne.
We get impatient (or at least I do) for God to answer our prayers. We are in a situation and we want God to act NOW.
But, if a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day to The LORD, why should we expect Him to act according to our clocks or calendars?That is bringing Him down to our level of humanness.
If you continue reading vs. 9 of the above Scripture, God clearly tells us why He doesn't necessarily answer us when we think He should.
The Lord is not slack concerning His Promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.This is the purpose for "time". It's literally God's Grace Space.
You see, when we go through adverse circumstances that try our faith, we think it's just about us. We forget that God is a multifaceted God Who is the Master of multitasking. He is at work in all those around us. All at the same time.
I do believe that sometimes our circumstances really have nothing to do specifically with us, but God is trying to get through to someone in our lives that we love and care for. He extends His grace by widening that space (we think "time" is going by and God is not answering), but He is giving us time (space) to repent before He literally closes up that space, by lifting His Hand of grace. Ok, enough is enough. Whereas, we may have given up on them long before God would because He is so patient and longsuffering.
God, our Father, is not slack concerning our prayers. He WILL answer according to His Promises. Right now, though, we may be in His Grace Space because of His compassion toward us. It's actually His Mercy at work in our lives. But, in our humanness, we don't always see that.
May God open our eyes to understand that He does not operate according to our world, but His, and that His Grace Space (time) is really to our benefit.
Because of Him and Unto Him,