For Everything There is a Season

You are probably familiar with Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and given what is currently going on in Europe, it seemed fitting to revisit:

“For everything there is a season, 
A time for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.

A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
A time to search and a time to quit searching.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.”

This verse reminds us that God’s sovereignty governs every aspect of our lives and He has a plan for every time or season. We may not always like or understand the season we’re in, but He has a purpose, and as Christians, we must be prepared for whatever comes our way and trust that everything will work out in the end.

Sometimes, that means unemployment, illness, natural disasters, or even a war. In these seasons, it is important to lean on God and our faith in Him and keep Joshua 1:9 in mind, “Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

And other times, we will enjoy seasons of happiness, good luck, blessings, growth, peace, etc. This may mean the birth of a child, financial success, impressive accomplishments, loving relationships, and more. Cherish these moments and remember to thank God for providing.

Unfortunately, it seems we have entered a time for war. It’s so easy to wonder why God would allow this to happen. Why would He allow innocent people to suffer?

Remember: God has a purpose. Trust in Him and His plan.

Embrace the season we are currently in. Even if it is a season of war. Figure out how you can make the most of it. How can you grow as a human being…and as a Christian? How can you help others? How can you make a challenging season better for someone else?

This season is just one step in your life journey to become who God put you on Earth to be. Take advantage of this time by making the most of it, regardless of what comes your way.

Remember Mark 5:36, “…Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.” And get the Don’t Be Afraid short-sleeve Unisex t-shirt in our store now!