Welp, it’s settled…time doesn’t get the credit for healing….God does! David contextually confirmed this biblical truth in Psalm 147:3 and he said, ”He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.”
Look at it this way, time passes but it is not a healer. The passage of time may take the edge off of acute pain, but it does not heal the pain.
You see, waiting for pain to heal is like waiting for the air to come back into a flat tire. You can wait, and wait, and wait, but until you take action the tire will remain flat.
If I am speaking to you please note there is no judgment intended. I know that recovering from loss isn’t a topic most of us learned about in school, or from other people. But perpetuating the myth that time heals is harmful because it’s just not true.
One of God’s names, which He spoke directly in Exodus 15:26, is “The Lord Who Heals You.” Healing is an integral part of God’s nature. Scripture repeatedly says that Jesus healed because he had compassion on the people. Jesus healed because it was His nature to do so.
Now then, let’s shift our focus back on time for a moment. When you dig down just a little deeper you will find that the marking of time is irrelevant to God because He transcends it. Peter, in 2 Peter 3:8, cautioned his readers not to let this one critical fact escape their notice—that God’s perspective on time is far different from mankind’s (Psalm 102:12, 24-27). The Lord does not count time as we do. He is above and outside of the sphere of time. God sees all of eternity’s past and eternity’s future. The time that passes on earth is of no consequence from God’s timeless perspective. A second is no different from an eon; a billion years pass like seconds to the eternal God.
That said, even in the midst of our pain as believers we should have a deep sense of comfort knowing that God, though timeless and eternal, is in time with us right now; He is not unreachably transcendent, but right here in this moment with us. And because He’s vertically and horizontally reachable in every moment of our lives, He can and will always respond to our needs and prayers.