Jesus talked about a tiny mustard seed, which measures 39/100ths of an inch across, but when it is planted in the ground and surrounded by nutrients, it grows into a 12-foot high tree in a single season. Jesus says when you plant that seed in the ground, it is just a matter of time before that seed grows into a tree. He told a story about a woman baking bread, but it is not leavened, it has no yeast. So she puts in a little bit of yeast in a large amount of dough. It is the yeast that makes the bread rise. What’s the point? Once the yeast is in the dough and you bake it, it is just a matter of time before you have bread. When you are hurting, put your hope in God because it is just a matter of time before God will break in with help and healing. Revelation 21 says it is just a matter of time before every tear is wiped away. When things happen that leave you trying to understand why, it is just a matter of time before God brings clarity. Isaiah 40:31 says, “It is just a matter of time when those who hope in the Lord renew their strength. They will soar like eagles. They will run and not be weary, walk and not faint.” It is just a matter of time and your life will soar again. So don’t quit. When you hope in Christ, you will rise again. It is just a matter of time.
– Dr. Tim Thompson