We're all in one, a season. They are inevitable and perpetual. Spring, summer, winter fall...spring, summer...catch my drift here? Never-ending.
Wasn't God kind to create this world with variety? I love the spring, when flowers pop nervously out of the ground to greet us with bright, colorful smiles after a bleak, harshly-cold winter. My favorite season is fall, when the fiery hues are vibrant and the leaves crinkle loudly under my boots. And...there's summer. That's all I'm going to say about that! Seasons. Although we each have our favorites, aren't we thankful that we don't get stuck with just one?
Yes, we're all affected by seasons in "life" too. Some of us experience empty nest season while others have rambunctious toddlers, brimming over with energy, running throughout our homes. Still, others have tweens and teens who are in the closing years of their adolescence. Some of us are in a long stretch of marriage (for me it will be twenty-six years this next week), while others are just beginning and are in the "newly wed" stage trying to figure it all out.
Seasons...you may know exactly what you're doing and where you're headed in life, while I am filled with much uncertainty. You may have conquered all sorts of tests and trials while a friend may be floundering trying to figure it all out yet. A co-worker might be experiencing extreme health issues while you're in a healthy period of life. One person may be fretting about the lack of security and peace of mind that comes with having a place to call home, while another might be settled securely into their place of safety. We're all in seasons. I don't mean to drag on and on, but do you see what I'm saying? I hope so.
No matter where we find ourselves today...there is HOPE. That thread we're all so desperately trying to hold on to. THIS SEASON won't last always, my friend, remember the phrase, "this too shall pass"? Today, I'm thinking of one verse in particular:
"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
When we wait and "keep on keeping on" no matter what life brings our way or what season we find ourselves in...we SHALL...girls, it's going to happen!!!
We SHALL renew our strength...
when we've experienced weakness and hopelessness.
We SHALL mount up...
when we've been down and in the depths of despair.
We SHALL run...
when we've wanted to break down and hide.
We SHALL walk and not faint...
when we've felt like giving up and throwing in the towel.
Wherever we find ourselves, the Lord SHALL ________. You fill in the blank with your situation or need...whatever your season.
Whether it be strength, health, finances, restoration, peace, security, etc.; we can be assured that in His time...HE SHALL. This season won't last always!
If it seems unbearable, if you feel you're about to break under the heavy load, if you're discouraged today or if it feels like you're missing out while others are carrying on...hang in there. We're all in different seasons. Your season hasn't come to stay...it can't. He sees. He knows. We're not alone or on our own.
Repeat it with me today...HE SHALL BRING IT TO PASS! It can't stay forever.