A TIME FOR EVERYTHING
There are seasons in our lives that come and go. Some seasons are filled with joy, yet others filled with sorrow, grief and pain. No matter the season, we need to remember that it shall pass. Nothing lasts forever, but the Word of God. I know it may seem like an endless season, yet, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Let me be transparent and say that some painful seasons I have experienced have ultimately given me strength. My faith in God increased during some dry seasons. It was then I discovered God’s real power. I know I am not alone for countless men and women of God look back over their lives and see how God blessed them through a trying season. How often do we forget that there is a time for everything? Ecclesiastes 3:1 explains seasons clearly.
“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.”
The writer of this text expresses how seasons come and go. He writes that events are fixed and predetermined. Notice that he says, in everything there is a season: time to be born, to die, to plant, and a time to pluck up that, which is planted. In chapter three, he writes a “chant” describing life’s seasons. These are words of wisdom and express how God has made everything beautiful in its time. We spend so much time on things that are temporal and miss those things eternal. Each day we live, we draw closer to the end of our days. It is wise for us to live by placing our hope in a God who does not change. He is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. The songwriter wrote, “Build your hope on things eternal, hold to God’s unchanging hand.”