To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1
Our life has seasons, just like every year we are blessed to witness the changing seasons in nature.
Where I am now, winter tends to linger longer than anywhere else I've lived.
Some seasons in my life replicate that.
Some of the stormy seasons in life, to me, seem to last way longer than they need be.
I am praying to get out of them as quickly as they happened. I find it hard to worship and praise the Lord when I am under such transition.
In the good harvesting time, the joy filled part, I find it easier to praise and worship, sing and dance and give. My countenance portrays my happy heart.
Perhaps you have found a happy medium between the two.
Maybe you are able to focus on the Lord and not the storm.
You have found that after you have reached the other side of the testing you are wiser, more understanding. You feel like you’ve wrestled the opponent and you are on top!
You have victory, the medal, the crown, the gold! You pray and say, “Lord thank you for not leaving me where I was, thank you for my growth.”
Because you wouldn’t want to trade that growth for anything else.
You wouldn’t exchange that moment for any moment less than what God has for you.
Or this might be a timely word for you, to be thankful in trenches.
Each season Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, says whether it's good or bad, painful, joyful- God is trying to grow you through that to be who you are meant to be for the Kingdom.
Pray harder, worship louder in the seasons that hurt.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for all the seasons – For the valleys and the mountain tops! Mold me into the person you created me to be.