After a very hot couple of days…there is a cool breeze blowing outside my window, which is suppose to lead us to even cooler temperatures tomorrow. Even though these hot days have a way of convincing us that we will never find relief…the rain and winds do come in time…and they do take us away from these difficult moments we're facing. In a similar way…the hot and barren moments of a circumstance can make us feel parched spiritually…to the place where we feel that we will never find relief; but times do change…and with each moment that passes, we find that these hard times do lead us on into better moments, where we can once more feel refreshed and renewed.
As I was searching God's word this morning; He began to lead me to two bible verses…and they are found in Ecclesiastes 3:1,4, which read… "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heaven 4) a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,"
You know…it's so easy to become wrapped up in the difficult moments we face…to the place where we feel locked up within these moments…moments that seem to drag on, with no end in sight; but if we could only remember that with time…things do change; then we wouldn't feel so discouraged…to the place where we are tempted to give up.
One thing that God has shown me over the years; is that our lives are like chapters in a book. Even though one chapter may reveal hard times and difficult moments…a new chapter can take us away from those moments, into something new. As I look back on the story of my life, I see chapters that were long and very painful; but then, I also see other chapters that brought renewal and new growth within my life, which gives me hope for the difficult times I may face.
As I continue to sit here and spend some quiet moments alone with God, my thoughts are going back to a time, when I first saw the ocean. As I stood along it shores, I saw gentle waves coming in my direction; but within a moments time, the water was being taken back out to sea. Just as the ocean waves carry things to shore…only to drag other things back out into it's waters; we too experience similar moments…moments that can take us from something hard and difficult…to something that can renew us…refresh us and give us peace.
No matter what difficult moments may have been brought into your life recently; just know that this too shall pass; for as you walk into other new moments ahead…time will take you away from the hurt and disappointment that may have entered your life; and as the storm passes by…the sunshine of a new dawn will once more enter your life…so don't give up.
Have a very blessed day…and continue to take hold of a hope that says…that in God's time…this too shall pass!
It's Always & Only Because of Him…
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