God in the Tyranny of Time

by | Apr 6, 2020 | Daily Faith

But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.” (Psalm 31:14-15)

I often forget during seasons like this, time is all in God’s sovereign hands.

Good thing I have God’s word as a reminder. Thank You, LORD!

While we may not have our physical enemies chasing and persecuting us, we do have a biological one. No matter how many warnings and precautions are made, it seems like the threat of the illness is right on our heels.

As of right now, I’m hearing and reading conflicting reports of when this whole pandemic is going to end. There’s estimated guesses but I know that others are looking for than “guesses” and “maybes.”

Also, as much as all this was a surprise to us, it wasn’t the least bit of surprising to God. He already knew what was to happen in this time we’re living in right now.

I realize as a fallen human living in a fallen world, we submit to the reality of time. It either works for or against us. Time can be a tyrant especially in more than unfavorable circumstances (such as now). Yet, it’s patient and graceful when it needs to be.

Whether in crisis or calm, time is always steadily moving forward. But God, in His sovereignty, controls all time while exercising what’s best even if we can’t understand. 

Despite what’s happening, God is still a loving God. We can still trust Him to take care of us and watch over us. Waiting for all this to end and for life to get back to our “normal” may seem painful. In some cases, I do agree. We have nothing but time while being in the house, yet we’re seeing it’s devastating effects on what it’s doing to the world.

Honestly, I don’t understand much of all this as much as you do. God has blessed me some insight and wisdom. But not to the extend of seeing the entire picture. However, I know this:

God being the creator, controller, and Master of time will eventually end all of this and we will be delivered. 

Like you, I have MANY questions and struggle with this concept too. However, I can not fight what I can’t change and neither can you.

If anything, I’m learning this is the best time to lean into God more than we ever have, talking about our struggle in waiting. He lovingly understands them and will give us strength to rely on Him in trusting acceptance.


Understanding this, I’m taking comfort and trusting that the Master of time has my time, your time, this time, all times in His mighty and powerful hands.

Time is no tyrant when its subject to the King of Kings who rules over it. 


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