Seasons come and seasons go. But this is hard to remember in the middle of a particularly challenging season. It often feels like things will never change when we are taken to the edge of our endurance. But wisdom reminds us to live in hope knowing it won’t always be like this.
Admittedly, we’re not the best long-term thinkers when we are in survival mode – when life is getting the best of us, all of our days blur together, and it takes everything we have just to make it to the next day.
In these moments, we have little luxury or breathing room to think about better days. All we feel is the weight of what is required of us today. And this is to be expected during demanding seasons.
But we run into problems when we get stuck in survival mode – believing this is how things will always be and our soul starts to give way to despair.
It’s one thing to grind it out for a season. And it’s quite another to assume things will never improve.
To be sure, some winters are longer than others. But spring does eventually come. And we can rest in these changing seasons throughout our life and relationships.
For instance, the difficulties of starting a new career or a new business is just a season. In time we find our groove. Of course, new challenges will arise, but this is simply the ebb and flow of life.
And the same is true as we adjust to married life and raising our kids. We can even see this ebb and flow across generations and movements of society.
Whatever it looks like, however difficult our season might be it won’t always be like this. Even if it last a lifetime in this world, we trust God is still ushering in a season in which he is making all things new.
Hold on when the storms of life come your way. It’s just a season and it won’t always be this way. God will perfect that which is concerning you.
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