by Rupbene

What is time? If you refer to Einstein’s theory of special relativity, it says that time slows down or speeds up depending on how fastyou move relative to something else. Approaching the speed of light, a person inside a spaceship would age much slower than his twin at home. But what does bible tell us about time? According to the bible, God is transcendent over time. He established the cycle of days and seasons by which time is known and reckoned (Gen 1:14). Moreover, he controls world history, determining in advance the time set for all nations and brings them to pass (Dan 2:21; Acts 17:26). But God is not limited by time (Psalm 90).

As humans we all have a past that we regret and feel guilty about. However, that feeling must not affect our lives in the present and future. (Phil 3:12-14 and Isa 43:18-19). All the mistakes we made in the past will always teach us a lesson that can be used in our present and future. It can be anything. From my personal experience, I have had so much regret and guilt. It’s very hard to put these feelings into words. I’m sure most of you have felt it too but I’m thankful to the people around me. They have always encouraged me to learn from those mistakes. At these times God is with us and helps us as well, so do not be afraid of anything (Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 94:19, Psalm 34:4). Everyone makes mistakes but very few learn from it. If we compare our lives to Paul’s life, we are having it better now because we aren’t facing the
harsh persecutions faced by Paul and members of the early church who suffered just because they were Christians (Acts 8 and 9).

Other than that, as humans we are also worried about our future since we don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. But then the bible tells us that not to worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself (Matthew 6:34). Even if we guess what is going to happen, we might not be
accurate. So why waste energy and time thinking about it? We can cross that bridge when we get to it. Being prepared is good but being too prepared can end up in a mess as well. When the time comes, everything will go well for those who love God (Romans 8:28).

My point here is don’t worry about your past or future, just think about what you are going to do today and enjoy your life (Ecclesiastes 3:13) since you don’t get what you have today for tomorrow. For God knows, what is best for us (Ecclesiastes 3:11), just like the seasons He created for us. Snow in the winter, heat in summer, darkness at night, and light during the day. Everything is perfect in its way. Most importantly everything that happens to us has its own reason. The way God thinks wouldn’t be exactly the same to the way we humans think. (Isaiah 55:8-9) Therefore, we are not able to comprehend the reasoning behind every single thing and even if we do, it may not be completely accurate.

When we are facing a problem, we shouldn’t forget to pray. We need to always pray to God, and He will listen to our problems. That’s how I wrote this article, I got stuck in a way. All I could do is relax myself, pray to God
and somehow, I finished writing it. This is how life works. When we are facing a tough time, we need to do our best and have faith in God by praying to Him. (Philippians 4:6). As a Christian, we ought to thank God in every circumstance we are faced with because we know this earth is just a temporary life, but we seek for eternal life and happiness. All we must to do is concentrate in doing the will of the God, knowing that He will establish and strengthen us (1 Peter 5:10).