IN ITS TIME
I have been thinking lately about seasons and changes we all go through throughout our lives. Ecclesiastes 3 talks about how there is a time for everything. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance (verse 4).
Although I love the concept of seasons, I honestly struggle to comprehend it most days. Why do the good seasons have to end? Why is there a time for weeping and a time to laugh? Why do we have to have change? The more I think about it, I believe the reason why some people (like me) struggle to comprehend seasons and change is because they are a mystery of God. God knows everything and allows seasons and changes that bless us so much but because we are not God, we don't understand. It is a mystery to us.
As I have sat in the middle of a hard season, God has taught me so many wonderful and rich things that I would never have learned had I not gone through this time. He has taught me the blessings that come from hard things and that if I rely on His strength, I can do what I can't do on my own. He has taught me to wait and how to sit in the midst of the messy and uncomfortable that I so desperately want to run from and not feel. As I am sitting in the midst of the unknown, without any of it being in my control, God's right there, walking right by my side through every step. I rest in Him because I know that He loves me and knows what is best for me. He is in control and I can completely trust Him. He will carry me through all the seasons until I am in heaven with Him forever.