Time. It goes on and on. We think we have only 24 hours in a day to get everything done. We load ourselves up with things to do and places to be to get everything done in a day. And then wonder why we are so exhausted. Like we have the market on time. Silly us.
3 Ways the Lord Redeems Time
God owns time. And He is not limited by our little minds and small agendas.
Praise God! A day is as a thousand years to the Lord. The Lord owns time – not us. God lives outside of time and our times are in His hands. He is patient with us not wanting any to perish.
So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom. – Psalm 90:12 NKJV
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For You are my rock and my fortress;
Therefore, for Your name’s sake,
Lead me and guide me.
Pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me,
For You are my strength.
Into Your hand I commit my spirit;
You have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. -Psalm 31:3-5 NKJV
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The Lord is able to restore time.
The Lord is able to make up for all the bad things that have ever happened to us. God is able. He will restore the years that have been stolen from us.
“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,
The crawling locust,
The consuming locust,
And the chewing locust,
My great army which I sent among you.
You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
And praise the name of the Lord your God,
Who has dealt wondrously with you;
And My people shall never be put to shame.
Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel:
I am the Lord your God
And there is no other.
My people shall never be put to shame. -Joel 2:25-27 NKJV
The Lord will restore us with a double portion and a double honor.
Everlasting joy is ours in the Lord!
But you shall be named the priests of the Lord,
They shall call you the servants of our God.
You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles,
And in their glory you shall boast.
Instead of your shame you shall have double honor,
And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion.
Therefore in their land they shall possess double;
Everlasting joy shall be theirs. -Isaiah 61:6-7 NKJV
Thank you Jesus. We are grateful that You are not limited by time. You own it all Lord. Thank you for the revelation that our times are in Your hands today and forever, in Jesus Name.
As for our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is His name,
The Holy One of Israel. – Isaiah 47:4 NKJV
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Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and Customer Service Rep. At her blog Prayers and Promises she shares from her heart on how to find hope in this crazy world!