Seasons of life

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

  a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
  a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
  a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
  a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
  a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
  a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
 a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

God has given us seasons or a time for every moment in our life. While every season is different, one thing is for sure: Nothing in our lives lasts forever. Some doors must come to a complete close in order for us to move on to what’s next.

I’ll be honest, I don’t like waiting in the hallway of change. I’m the type of person that wants to know what I’m doing at all times. I like calendars, planners, schedules, deadlines, and … control.

Seasons remind me that I can’t control everything. I can’t keep the summer from turning to fall. Some things just have to happen. Many times we think we know better than God. But we quickly find that what has to happen, has to happen regardless of how much we try to hold onto it.

Change is scary, I know. Change is hard, whether good or bad. And it’s okay to grieve what was.

I’m feeling the strain.

But God has plans for you to prosper. He has your future and your right now in His hand. And He won’t let you fall, despite what you see.

There’s a reason why God calls us to walk by faith and not by sight. We don’t understand what’s happening or what He’s doing as He’s doing it. Instead we jump to conclusions and think our life is over. In those moments of pain, we forget that God is a loving Father and will get us through.

No matter what you see around you, in front of you, or standing over you, trust that God will work it out for His glory and for your good.

Because He will.

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