To everything there is a season

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven :

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted ;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; 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 get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away ;

A time to rend, 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 of war, and a time of peace .

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Humans want there to ONLY be seasons of joy, peace, love, abundance and life. But, life does not work out that way according to the Word of God. During the course of our lifetimes we will encounter times as extreme as night and day. This section of Ecclesiastes shows us that throughout life, there will be seasons as varied as winter and summer.

According to many Christians, there should ONLY be a time to be born, plant, heal and build up. For many, the very idea there could be times of death, destruction, killing and tearing down is unimaginable and unacceptable. For these people, there is only time to laugh, dance, embrace and gather stones together. The very thought of weeping, mourning, distancing and casting stones away is absurd.

Far too many Christians believe there are only times to get, keep, sew and speak. It makes no sense to these people that there might be times of loss, giving, rending and silence. The almost universal belief among Christians is that there is only supposed to be times of love and peace when in reality there are just as many times of hate and war.

When the emphasis of one's faith is this life only, the result will be a burning desire for only good things to happen. Unfortunately, there is a lot more to life than sitting around by the pool sipping wine coolers, laughing and counting one s abundance of money. Sooner or later, every person must face loss, sickness, death etc.

When a person stops fearing or fighting the seasons of God and instead learns how to flow with them , there arises within their soul a great peace that comes with understanding. That understanding is that to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven . In other words, when we live for a higher purpose than our own, we finally understand life and God's purpose in it.

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K Reynolds @kreynolds ·

[quote]When a person stops fearing or fighting the seasons of God and instead learns how to flow with them , there arises within their soul a great peace that comes with understanding. That understanding is that to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven . In other words, when we live for a higher purpose than our own, we finally understand life and God's purpose in it. [/quote]

This is the lesson God has been trying to teach me, B2Y. If I trust that my times are in His hands than I must learn to embrace every season of my life. Yes, some of those seasons are very painful and heartbreaking and yet... will I trust God regardless?

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Sherry Smith @sherrysmith1285 ·

"I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want, I can do all things through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:12,13

Paul's words from his prison cell can certainly be inspirational to us during our times of "need"!

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