I've realized that, during this time of emotional reconstruction my family and I are going through, many people with good intentions have shared their advice with us. Although I am thankful for their intentions, I am still required to filter the advice before I accept it.
The one I've been chewing on lately is, "That pain will go away with time." And "Honey, this adjustment will take time." Or "Your wounds will heal with time." With time?
It sounds good. It sounds great. BUT something in my spirit stops when I try to embrace the "waiting for the right time" part. You see, I agree with time. I understand that everything has a process and a season. Time I get. Time gives order. I like that, but I don't agree that time heals all wounds.
I recently heard something that struck a chord with me, "Time doesn't heal, Jesus heals" Hallelujah!
Can you hear that gears snap into place?! Time does not heal us. Jesus does. Yes, sometimes the healing process is slow. But with Jesus, He always fixes the problem. God works in his own time. He does what He wants however slow He wants. It’s called Kairos. God’s perfect timing.
God’s never too early. He’s never too late. But He is always on time.
It won't be time that fixes me, it's Jesus! TIME answers to Him. TIME is subject to His will. Kairos over Chronos. God's timing over our timing.
And maybe THIS is the time that He has decided to work all this junk out with us. He has opened you up and revealed the mess that's inside. We ask, "why now?" Because this is the TIME He decided to use. That is just the time He has decided to work it out with you!
2nd Corinthians 6:2 (ESV)
For he says,
“In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”
Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.