Can you sense that the summer season is nearing its end? We feel it in the cooler evenings, see it in the stores, and know that a new season and time is upon us. We wonder what changes will come. Gradually or suddenly, change will come. It is inevitable.
I, personally, am thankful for the change in seasons, not only in the weather, but in my own life. As my whole family grows older, I can see how the different seasons that God has walked us through have been for our own growth and development. Some periods have been quite comfortable, others… dry and hard. But, Oh, the sweet lessons learned!
The Lord has a way of keeping one, or two, or maybe ten steps in front of us. I believe He does this so we would look to Him for help. There is always an element of unknown in our lives for a reason. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have to walk by faith! 🙂 Paul said it best when he said, “We walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7) In other words, we walk by believing, not by seeing. As I looked up this word, faith, it is defined as in relating to God, in the conviction that God exists, the Creator and Ruler of all things. That we would trust or place our confidence in Him. That He is one who can be relied on. He is God. We are not.
Whether it’s a bountiful, green season, or a dried-up, parched, thirsty season we might be going through in our lives, know that it is only a season. It will come and pass. We can’t define what is to be within those moments, but we can know that we are not alone. God loves us so much! We know this because of the gift of Jesus, which is salvation! We can grow closer to Him through every change of season as we soak in His word. That’s a promise. Don’t give up. He goes behind us and before us. And He is coming soon! What a change of season that will be! 🙂
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper.” Psalm 1:2-3