CrossReads Weekly Devotional: When a Day Is Like a Thousand Years 4/1/2024

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by Precarious Yates

Narrated by Artificial Intellegence – Kayla

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2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

You have probably heard people say a million times: “Life is short.” You may have said it yourself. I know I have. But there are times in the midst of grief and heartache that life feels incredibly long. There may be times that you think, “How can I even make it through the day—it feels like each day is a thousand years!”

The verse from 2 Peter is a quote from Psalm 90:4, but not an exact quote. 

A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. (

In addition to mentioning that a thousand years is like a day, 2 Peter also talks about how a day is like a thousand years. 

Have you ever had a day that feels like a thousand years?

I hope you haven’t, but if you have, you are not alone. God has also had a day that feels like a thousand years. A day where the pain of separation makes each moment feel like it’s never going to end.

We often talk about the way Jesus must have felt on the cross, both physically and emotionally. That is something very important to remember and meditate on. But for a moment, we will turn our attention to the Father. How deeply the Father loves! How immeasurable His tender mercies toward us! He gave His only Son so that we could be with Him. When the Father gave His Son, when Jesus suffered death and was buried, each day must have felt like a thousand years.

And there were three days.

When we are in the midst of grief, and each day seems like a thousand years, know that God has been there too. He understands, and He will comfort you with His love. He will help you get through this day. And the next. His love for us is wider and deeper and stronger than we can ever imagine. Because of the cross, He is with us always. I pray that you have a sense of His presence today, and a new revelation of all that He’s done for you and will continue to do for all eternity.

Happy Easter and blessings to you as you celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior!

About the Author:

Precarious YatesPrecarious Yates has lived in 8 different states of the Union and 3 different countries, but currently lives in Texas with her husband, her daughter and their big dogs. When she’s not writing, she enjoys music, teaching, playing on jungle gyms, praying and reading. She holds a Masters in the art of making tea and coffee and a PhD in Slinky® disentangling.


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