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 seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, 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 for war, and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
I sometimes wish that life could go back to that one happy place. The place where few things were perfect, but everything was ok. The place where there was no death, no mourning, and no tears. Just dancing, embracing, and laughter.
And perhaps life would be that way if it weren’t for that one little conjunction…AND. Love and hate. War and Peace. Birth and death. Weeping and laughing. I hate that they have to come together. But God has orchestrated them that way. In all His sovereignty, he has intricately woven seasons into our lives. Spring AND winter.
It’s been said that there are only three states of life. You are either walking through a storm, about to walk into a storm, or finally walking away from that storm. The seasons of our lives are like this. You might be enjoying the blooms of a fresh spring day or you might be sitting inside while watching a cold and barren world hurry pass you.
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Psalm 27:14
Wherever you are walking, friend, I pray that you would join us this week as we walk through some of life’s valleys with my friends. Their stories are the kind of beautiful tapestry that only God can paint, for He alone is in the business of far more than we can think, ask or imagine (Eph 3:10).
Join the conversation…
What season of life are you in? Is there something that you are waiting for?
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