“Do not be ignorant of this fact: with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day” (2 Pet. 3:8)
A popular saying has it that God moves at 3 mile per hour pace, which is the average speed of a person walking.
In other words, the metaphor indicates that God is not in any hurry to get to our problems.
It may feel, sometimes, like this is true, but the analogy isn’t altogether accurate.
It is an extreme oversimplification of an entirely complex matter.
God isn’t human; He’s God. And we don’t even know what that means. So how can we begin to conceptualize God in any legitimate way?
True, God made us “in His image”, and that is where we derive emotions and intelligence, as well as all of the life support systems within our bodies, which operate on their own accord without our having to do anything to start them up.
But we lack other likenesses of God, in the sense that God knows everything, can do anything, and can be anywhere at any time. We can’t!
Put another way, we may have a peice of a puzzle and still be confused. That would never happen to God, though, because He made all the puzzles!
So we cannot legitimately anthropomorphize God, as in, The hand of God, or, The eye of God.
There’s just too much we don’t know.
Understand: God spoke existence… into existence. (Gen. 1)
God is not limited to time and space, as we are. A thousand years, to Him, is the same as one day!
It is impossible to fathom God’s sheer lack of limitations, but it is a cause of celebration and relaxation – ever since time was time, He’s had things under control.
Let Him worry about it! For the next thousand days or the next thousand years, God’s got this.
He’s got you.
You’re still here, aren’t you? Still alive? That’s God’s doing.
He needs no rest, and He takes no breaks.
From eternity to eternity, God’s got your back.