Over the past calendar week, I have experienced more highs and lows than any other time I can recall. Relationship tensions, tears and sudden bad news amidst a new freedom to be more the me God desires me to be. All in one.
And not knowing how things are going to look when the blitz of the now hits with gale force power is an uncomfortable place to be, isn’t it?
Yesterday, God reminded me of a truth I had forgotten. He is the God who was, who is and is to come.
God has always been with us even though we may not have noticed Him or know Him yet.
God is always with us, in the breath we are taking right now.
These two are not the mind blowing news I needed to hear, because I know those to be true, for they have been my constant companions since officially becoming His Beloved.
The Adele song which is all the rage right now has a line that aligned itself into perfect sync this morning – and the flash of understanding which has followed can only be Holy Spirit highlighting His truth within me.
The future is not yet here. It’s up ahead, but just outside of our reach. We can’t tangibly see or touch it but we all know that we know time continues to pass.
What I had forgotten was on that other side of now, God is already there…as I heard Him sing to me, “Hello from the other side!”
I can trust He will be there in the not yet future I can’t see.
I can rest in the knowledge He is already there when I get there.
He sees me as I arrive there and desires to guide me there.
And because He already knows what is to come, He best knows how to help me get there.
God is all three, the God who was, the God who is, and the God was is to come. All the time, beyond time!
If you need a particular glimpse of God who was, the Bible contains thousands of snapshots of how He has moved on His Beloved’ behalf, over and over.
We can hear His voice speak about how He is with us, right where we are at through His Word.
And the book of Revelation reminds us He is coming again, has a place just waiting for us, and the future is set. Good will win.
This God, who sees the other side of every situation we have ever been in, are currently facing or will ever encounter?
He is deserving of our thanks, and more than worthy of our trust.