The progression of time is in submission to the spiritual realm, not the other way around. Many of our premature judgments arise from a misunderstanding of how God works within the framework of time.
Apostle Peter wrote, “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” (II Peter 3:8). This was not Peter using literary license to convey a thought. It was an understanding from someone who knew how the Lord operates on Earth as it is in Heaven.
What can happen in a day?
A family can be restored.
A prodigal can return home.
A betrayal can be redeemed.
A marriage can be saved.
A future can become hopeful.
A disease can be healed.
A nation can be saved.
When God is involved, we don’t need time to work these things out. We need faith in the One who can do in a single day what would take a thousand years to work out, if ever.
We use words like “turnaround” or “breakthrough” to describe this phenomenon. While those words are true, what is taking place that produces these outcomes is a miraculous intervention by God where we see natural time and space yielding to eternal realities. Our hope for these interventions must rest only on the Lord or our focus will shift and we will only see a thousand years of struggle. At that point, our hope will be replaced with despair. In a single day, the Lord can accomplish infinitely more than we could ask or imagine. That place of hope is where miracles manifest.
This is an updated edition of a post originally published on Garris Elkins