Time is more or less an illusion that God is not subject to. You are; so you can't understand God from this limited perspective.Assuming god is an entity is its own right, instead of a figment of the human imagination I believe it to be, how was it created? The answer, 'god was always there', is not logical, especially as many Biblical literalists state that there is an intelligent designer behind everything that exists.
God is already there, before and behind. So He is everywhere at once. That includes the past, present and future. Because it is the universe that is subject to time and space. (Time space continuum) God is not. He is the author of it. All things emanate from His infinite mind and are held together by His command. He directs everything in this way. Because God needs a way to divide between what could be and what He desires to be indeed. Since He thinks of all possible things; that would mean if He just created everything He thought of; then there would be chaos. But by commanding for this or that to exist. He can separate between what could be and what should be and so He creates an orderly universe.
This chaos is called the abyss or the great deep. It is from here that God called for things to come out and they came so He created everything. That includes time which is just another dimension. Some people claim to have even seen the primordial waters of creation and even the river of time itself. This river is like a frozen river basically from that perspective. And in it are all the instances of time. To us it is flowing on and on; but to God it's frozen and still.
By going against the Word of God any creature is going against what holds them together. So they are turning back to a chaotic state of being from which they came. This is obviously unsustainable. That is why God wants people to repent of their wrong doing and try to obey. Because yes He is merciful and yes HE will wait for a time; but the state of being which is against the Word of God is unsustainable. It cannot last in an orderly form. This is why the current world and everyone in it is in danger unless they repent and trust in the mercy that God has already provided.
God's mind is so beyond everything that He must humble Himself to behold what is in heaven itself; much more so the things on earth. But He does do it and He does love us. That is those who are created in His image. Because He made you that way a reflection of His eternal glory. Which honor we mortals cannot even truly comprehend.