We all have a choice to believe in something, I choose to believe in God!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


"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 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.

As I was watching Nature on PBS the narrator said one thing to the viewers that I knew was God sending me to Ecclesiastes. He said, "....if the tender grass is buried too far beneath the snow this winter, it will be their [musk ox] turn to suffer..." 

I knew in that instant it was God sending me to search out His word in order to give me the answer to my question, "why is this all happening, Lord?" It was God telling me, "it's all happening because this is the season of your life, daughter." It's my turn, essentially. Do you know how much encouragement I have knowing that!? To read it at first sends the message that I'm complaining or needing sympathy. But no, not so! On the contrary,  I am praising God for telling me what I need to know, saying it with power, and giving my spirit rest within the hope I have for the new season that is to come. But for now, it's my turn. I'm in my season. I have had the seasons of all other things mentioned in those verses. And just like each good thing comes, each not-so-good thing must come as well. Is it not written in the book of Job 2:10 saying, "...shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?"

Now, I'll live out my season with courage and hope, while knowing,"...all things work together for good to them that love God." Romans 8:28. And besides, "...tribulation works patience..." Romans 5:3. What more do I need to say? This post will reflect these findings and revelations...courtesy of God the Father, and perhaps the next post will reflect the things in those verses out of Ecclesiastes that are not underlined. Suddenly, I feel like one who is waiting out the storm. I may have these seasons a lot, but they're only seasons and they pass.

"Lord, I accept the good with gratitude while I understand that I must accept the evil as well. Thank you for never forsaking me." amen