– having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.
Our God is an omniscient God, which means he can see the past, the present, and the future all at the same time. He is in fact outside of time, because He created time itself! Incredible!!! Think about it this way. God is there when you were born at the same time as He is there when you left for your first day of school at the same time when you get married at the same time when you die (at least your earthy body dies). This might creep you out a bit, but if you think about it – this is a great comfort to us.
We can see God’s omniscience in scripture when God sends a prophecy (the foretelling or prediction of what is to come) hundreds, sometimes thousands, of years before it actually comes true. He could only do this if He was already present in the future. Check out 1 Kings 13:1-3 (about 900 B.C) and then read 2 Kings 23:16-17 (around 600 B.C) as one example of God’s omniscience. There are of course thousands of others throughout the bible, some that came true many years ago, some that have come true recently, and some that we eagerly await to come true in the future!
Today, may you be comforted by knowing that our God holds your past, present, and future in His hands. Nothing bad that may happen to you today is a surprise to God. Instead of questioning God or doubting Him, turn to Him, ask Him for understanding and know that He is Good and his plans for you are Good (Jeremiah 29:11). He will bring you through EVERYTHING and ANYTHING because He is the God who holds time, space, and eternity – including you and me – in His hands.