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Seasons

Think back on the past few months or even years of your life. Think about the events that have happened, the emotions you felt, and where you felt the presence of God in your life. The Bible refers to the highs and lows we go through in life as “seasons.” Sometimes, I think of our spiritual seasons as actual seasons. Winters can be ruthless and overwhelming, leaving us feeling exhausted and fragile in our faith. The summer can be energizing and refreshing, filling us with new hope. The springtime is full of growth and new beginnings, and the fall is shedding things from the past. Just like the seasons of the year, our lives ebb and flow.


Maybe you are in a season of contentment, like Philippians 4:11 suggests, “... I have learned in whatever situation I am in to be content.” During this time, you may feel at peace with yourself and your surroundings, continually resting in the Lord. 


Maybe you are in a season of waiting, such as in Psalm 37:3, “Be still in the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” This can be a frustrating season, especially when you don’t know what is coming next. Just as Psalm suggests, being still is the best thing to do in this season. Waiting patiently for God to reveal himself again.


We must recognize that in each season of our life, we are called to do something. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 reads, “For everything there is a season, and a time for activity under heaven. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve, and a time to dance. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time for war and a time for peace.” When you are in high seasons of your life, remember to praise God and thank Him for the joy. When you are in the low seasons of your life, remember to rely on God, even when you can’t hear His voice, and trust that He will bring you out of this season too.

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