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IS TIME REALLY ON MY SIDE? Bible Verses show that God has everything under control.

Updated on August 13, 2015
Do all of these high-anxiety words make your pulse race, your heart pound, and your head spin?
Do all of these high-anxiety words make your pulse race, your heart pound, and your head spin? | Source
Do you often feel as though you are racing against time?
Do you often feel as though you are racing against time? | Source
God is ALWAYS on time
God is ALWAYS on time | Source

What images come to mind when you hear the following words and phrases:

deadline, due date, now due, past due, target date, zero hour, 11th hour, A day, D-day, decisive moment, ASAP, time is running out, cutoff, time limit, on the brink, act now, termination date?

What kinds of emotions do reading these words trigger? Aren’t they capable of creating tension and stress? If you are not careful and prayerful, this level of distress can cause you to become less faithful to God as King Ahaz did in 2 Chronicles 28:22.

While in prayer this morning, I heard the Holy Spirit calmly reassure me that “The Father is Timeless.” Because God is timeless, He doesn’t operate on our time schedules or by our deadlines. Time doesn’t have the same meaning or quantity to Him as it does to us.

Because He is timeless, He has no beginning or end. He is the Beginning and the End; the Alpha and the Omega. Therefore, when He moves on our behalf, He moves in HIS time (not ours). He has already told us that there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven. (Eccl. 3:1) Therefore, God has everything under control. His timing is always on time for working things out for our good.

What then shall we say? Rest assured that if God is for us, then time is on our side. Who or what can be against us when God is for us? Be not like King Ahaz, remain faithful to God.

Our job is not to be anxious about the timing, but to continue in praise, prayer, faith, and expectation until the Father intercedes on our behalf, rescuing and restoring us. Hosea 10:12NIV encourages us to “Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you.”

We should always remember to thank God for helping us; never forgetting to give Him the glory for what He does and has done. For Apostle Paul wrote (2 Corinthians 6:2NLT): “God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed God is ready to help you right now. Today is the day of salvation.”

Have you ever felt that time was not on your side?

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      Deb Welch 5 years ago

      YP - Awesome thoughts in this Hub. I conquered time closing in on me by giving myself added hours by rising super early - preparing way in advance - I do not procrastinate hardly ever. Maybe stress in this world can add to time being robbed from your day and schedule. I agree Heaven and Earth have different clocks. Everyone is concerned about Doomsday 12-21-12 - I have Christmas vacation plans. Voted Up.

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      YvetteParker 5 years ago from AUGUSTA, GA

      Deb, I am glad to know that you enjoyed this article. I love your proactive approach to life! Thanks for the vote up.

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      Queirdkus Ω Ibidem 5 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

      Thank you Yvette, for including all those beautiful Bible verses which remind us that God is in complete control of everything, including the details in our lives such as perfect timing. Your topic is an important one that we all should be reminded about: to not be time slaves.

      Best,

      Quirinus

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      YvetteParker 5 years ago from AUGUSTA, GA

      Quirinus, as I was writing this article in tears; I was in the midst of a 'time-sensitive' situation where it looked (in the natural) as though the end was in sight. However, these very words encouraged me to remain faithful despite my circumstances....and suddenly,(within 24 hours) God turned everything around! I am so grateful to Him and am simply in awe of His timeliness and His faithfulness! To God be the glory! Thanks so much for your kindness, Quirinus!

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      Queirdkus Ω Ibidem 5 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

      So happy to hear of these affirming experiences you had, Yvette. As you've mentioned, "At just the right time, I heard you." It happens to be Easter on my first anniversary on Hubpages. God does work in mysterious and powerful ways. I never thought these two events would happen on the same day in my life. Let's keep on, in God's love. -Quirinus

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      YvetteParker 5 years ago from AUGUSTA, GA

      What a humbling celebration of timeliness, Quirinus! My oldest son's birthday fell on Resurrection Day last year! Thank you for your encouragment.

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      Dr Cil 5 years ago

      Truly very inspirational! Thank you Yvette.

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      YvetteParker 5 years ago from AUGUSTA, GA

      Thanks, Dr. Cil for your kindness and for visiting my page. Welcome to HP!

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      Jean Valerie Kotzur nee Stoneman 4 years ago from Germany

      What is it that makes Human Beings believe in a God or any other Super Power? Is it the inability to trust our own judgement or is it the need to pass on to something else, whatever that something else may be, the task of coming up with the answers? We belong, like other living material on this earth, to a transient cycle, brought about by the conditions found on our planet. We are born and die like any other animal or plant. The only difference between us and other life is our brain capacity, but even that has its limitations. How often do we hear, when someone dies, 'it was God's will', when in reality that person was either very old or very ill. God's presence is either in our heads or non existent. We either need this knowledge to live or we live with the knowledge that we are part of a natural planetry cycle. Whichever one we choose is neither right nor wrong, it is what we choose to believe in.

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      Matty Fernandez 2 years ago from Passaic, NJ

      This is indeed a beauty. Many times the Lord has to remind us that time is material and it too shall pass.

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      YvetteParker 21 months ago from AUGUSTA, GA

      Absolutely Matty! I think when we truly understand that, we'll stop sweating the small stuff!

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      Queirdkus Ω Ibidem 21 months ago from Sitting on the Rug

      Hi Yvette,

      I just chanced upon a notification from your hub. Thank you.

      I’d just like to add a quip: when we focus on the moment, the NOW, God makes his Presence felt, by manifesting both His small and great miracles everywhere. Much has been said about Eternity being found in the moment. You might also want to visit the website about the book “A Course in Miracles” and look for an article about the “Holy Instant”, where one realizes all minds are one in communion with God.

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      YvetteParker 21 months ago from AUGUSTA, GA

      Very insightful perspective, Quirinus. Thanks for sharing. I will certainly look for the suggested article.

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