To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to
die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and
a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. Ecclesiastes 1:1-8
My sisters, when you think of your life right now, what season do you believe you are in? As we look back, it’s been a long road, with many ups and downs, twists and turns. There will always be ever-changing periods in our lives, bringing seasons of plenty and of want, of sadness and of joy.
When the tumultuous ones are few and far between we can manage the shifting seasons of our lives with average effort,
but what about when it seems like it’s just one long season of despair after another? When, even though the birds are singing and the grass may be green outside, inside it is winter in our souls.
The answer is in everything we must give thanks. Ensure that your feet are standing on solid ground, no matter what the
season and whatever wind blows in your life. We must learn to be content and to counter our sorrows with praise. We must become women for all seasons. God knows what we face each day, therefore, we must weather the storms and endure through the drought or be swept away by our fears and lack of faith.
So, be patient, my sister. Your season of abundance will come. Your spring is just around the corner. And if it’s summer in your life right now, I pray that you will encourage someone who’s struggling a bit to see the sunshine, and that you will
seek to be content in all the seasons of your life.