As leaves are just beginning to turn and the first hints of crisp coolness linger in the evening air, I can’t help but think about the seasons.
Each season serves its purpose and faithfully comes along every year as God designed (even though in the south it feels like summers linger longer than sometimes welcomed). Sometimes seasons feel like they don’t quite last long enough, while others we’re counting the days until they’re over.
Isn’t life so much like this? The world is ever changing. Circumstances change like the wind and sometimes our feelings along with them.
No matter the season of life you’re in, I know two things for certain: change is right around the corner (as change is inevitable) and we serve an unchanging God.
This might sound like a bit of an oxymoron, but let me explain…
What this means is that although things constantly change around us, we can have peace and faith knowing God’s promises always remain.
God is always faithful
For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. Isaiah 54:10
God works everything for good
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28
God is merciful
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16
God’s love endures forever
The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
No matter the season of life you’re in, it won’t be the same forever. Leaves will turn, rain will fall and flowers will bloom. But have faith knowing that God is with you through it all. Good times and bad. Ups and downs. Highs and lows. If the weight is ever too heavy to bear, God will carry you through.
This past season of my life has been one of change, good change, but change nonetheless. Change can take some getting used to. Change might require us to slow down or rearrange priorities. And now that I have readjusted to this season, I can feel the crisp breeze of change telling me it’s time to change again. A new season is in the midst and I am looking forward to seeking God’s presence, peace and will to guide me.
What season of life are you in now? Are there particular seasons you’ve overcome and grown from? Are there any seasons of life you’re particularly looking forward to or praying for? We’d love to hear from you. Comment below!