Change can bring heartache, great joy.
I am sitting here reflecting over the last fifty years of my life. I have been through so many seasons of change. As we all have.
Each season is important. It’s necessary for our growth.
The seasons of Spring have been times of awakening. A sense of newness. Freshness. Seeing the world, myself and my God anew!
Times of Summer when there was much joy, sunshine and laughter. A time of soaking in all the blessing in my life.
Then there have been times things seemed to begin to die. In the dying I could see such beautiful colors in my life. I think the seasons of autumn are times of great change. Hard changes. Beautiful changes.
Nothing though is as hard as the seasons in life that are dead, cold and bitter. Winter is always the hardest. With very little sunshine, warmth or visible signs of life. Times I have felt I would just die. Times when it seems I was forgotten, alone and left for dead inside.
But what I didn’t know, what I didn’t see is that during the winter seasons there is so much more going on deep inside. During winter, deep inside, everything was growing, changing and preparing to break forth into something new. Something beautiful.
The seasons of our lives come and go. Each one brings beautiufl changes.
As I sit before the Lord today and reflect over my life I am fully aware that change is coming. Again. The beauty of it is that every season before hand has prepared me for the season I am about to enter.
I feel it, God is working and the season is about to change.
I wonder, what season are we about to enter? I wonder where we are going? What is God doing?
I don’t know. I only know that the season is about to change in my life. And while I would prefer Spring or even summer it really matters not.
For as I look back I can see, I KNOW, that God is always there working in me, changing me, molding me, refining me to be more like Him.
So even if it’s fall or winter I will be content in the knowledge that my God is with me and He is always working in me to create something new. Something amazingly wonderful.
What about you? Do you see God in each of the seasons of your life? Do you see the changes He created? Can you rejoice in each season of change? Even the winters?
Our God is good in all things. He is good to us, His children.
He is good to ME.
Father thank you for always being there through each change that comes along. Thank you for your work in me. I pray that this next season of change will be one that will draw me even close to You. One that causes a deep desire to know you. Father help me to lay aside all that might keep me from the joy You have for me in each upcoming season. I just want to be where You are, where You desire for me to be…..