Japanese Prayer Wall

Japanese Prayer Wall

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Season for Everything

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

Soon the trees will be full of bright fall colors.  Then, the leaves will gently fall to the ground, one by one.  These leaves remind us of the passing of time and the transition from one season to another.

Sometimes I find myself resisting change or grumbling, “Why can’t everything just remain the same?”  There are times when the stress of changes seems overwhelming.  Change and transitions can be uncomfortable at times, especially when so much is beyond our control.  We don’t have control over the change from summer to fall, fall to winter, winter to spring, or spring to summer.  In the same way, often we don’t have control over the struggles and challenges in our lives.  Our problems can become bigger than anything we can handle alone.

No matter what seasons of life we are in or what difficulties we face, there is one constant—God.  Not only does God guide us through times of transitions, but he also shows us beauty and growth along the way.  Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us that “[God] has made everything beautiful in its time.” 

This year, when we look at the beautiful fall colors, let them remind us of God’s constant love and provision during times of change.  God WILL bring beauty into our current seasons of life, just wait and see.

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