As people, we talk and think so much about time. We talk about how fast it goes by and how it just seemed like yesterday things were so much different. We think back on all the times that we’ve seen and experiences, all the good and bad things that we’ve seen and how life doesn’t make any sense at times and it doesn’t.

This is true for all people regardless of your levels of faith and so is the reminiscing factor but as Christians, we should see time in a much different way as those of the world. No, not because we have the ability to see what’s ahead in the future or because we have some superhuman ability or insight about how to avoid the bad but rather, while we may not know what’s ahead, we do know who holds time and who is in control of our future: Christ.

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.”

—Proverbs 16:3

The fact that God is in control of it all should give us reassurance and a peace of mind about life. No, this does not mean that a Christian’s life will be perfect and there will be no trials and tribulations or struggles and strife. Scripture is filled with story after story about the struggles of God’s people but it’s not about never falling down but rather, when you do, about getting back up each time that we do fall. While Satan does love when we fall, he hates when we get back up especially when we thank God for another opportunity.

There is no denying that life hits hard. Rocky Balboa teaches us this from the very first Rocky movie but as we learn from his persistence, while nobody will hit harder than life, it’s not about how hard you hit personally but about how hard you can get hit and move forward. When life hits us hard and it will at some point, we must continue on even if we have tears in our eyes. Tears do not mean that we are weak but rather, that we are human as Christ Himself shed tears while He walked the Earth

Sometimes, a person will win a card game by bluffing their way through the game which is why a person should not reveal their hand too early. When we do not give up and we keep going forward, God sees our patience and He sees our efforts and He’s aware of the situation. God is always present and available and He works all things out for the better even if we cannot see a way out or even understand what is going on around us. The great thing is we don’t have to make sense of any of it but rather, simply trust God and His time.

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”

—Proverbs 3:5

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Written by Billy Ray Parrish


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