Throughout our lives, we will encounter a variety of seasons. There is no way to know what will happen, no matter how well thought out our plans may be for the future. We all go through ups and downs in our lives, as well as ups and downs in our emotions. Which passages of Scripture in the Bible speak to how these seasons come and go?
The Lord plans for us, and everything happens for a reason. His timing is perfect, and we cannot fathom His knowledge and motives. Everything happens for a reason and is perfectly timed according to God’s will. It was already set that we would go through different seasons. These changes had previously been written in the Scripture.
There is a time for making babies, yet that moment can also transform into the time for one’s passing. There was a time when you could plant and sow seeds; these seeds could be of love and kindness or anything else you wanted to invest in, but there will come a time when it is time to reap what you sow. Initially, there is a time when you can plant and sow seeds. There are also hard times when it will be a season to kill, but it will not always be that way; there will also be a season to heal from the anguish and the hurt that has been endured. There are also trying times when it is the season for murder. Like King Nebuchadnezzar, a man may construct something while deluding himself into believing it is something he did of his own volition, but there will come a moment when that structure must be dismantled. Someone can go through a period of sadness, which might eventually become a period of joy. Nothing is permanent, and there is no guarantee that things will continue to be the same way they are forever. For example, someone may go through phases in which they throw stones and phases in which they collect stones. There will come a moment when our love for another is so profound that we accept every aspect of that person, but there will also come a time when we will have to let go, particularly if the relationship is no longer conducive to the spiritual growth we seek. When we find what we are looking for, much like a shepherd, we end our search and consider the mission accomplished. However, there are times when we continue our hunt for lost sheep. There are also times when we cherish and hold our hearts close, but there are also those times when we let go of everything that is not good, just as we tear everything displeasing before the Lord and mend everything that is broken. There are also times when we let go of everything that is not good. There are times when we must keep our mouths shut and be excellent listeners, especially if what we have to say will only bring sorrow; on the other hand, there are times when we must express the truth found in God’s Word. We love because it is a beautiful thing to do, but we also hate—not a specific person or object, but sin and the ways of the world. There are times when peace is preferable to conflict and vice versa.
It just goes to show that seasons do change. As a result, we are unable to question God about the state of our lives because certain events are predetermined to occur. We cannot cherish a particular moment and believe that it will remain indefinitely, nor can we delude ourselves into believing that things will never change or shift because they do. Despite the constant changes that occur over the years, the Lord remains constant. Even if the world as we know it completely changes, nothing about God or his nature will change. This is aligned with what the Lord desires for his people. Even while we are still developing within our mothers’ wombs, our lives and the course that we are going to take in life have already been predetermined. The Lord is truly amazing in this way, so we must not give up hope because His timing is always impeccable. Even though we may be blind to the greater picture and believe that we have been overlooked, we can be assured that God is never absent from our lives.
The Lord controls everything, including the happenings in our lives and the timing of events in the world. Because He is God, there is no room for debate regarding His capabilities or limitations. He is the only one who can decide what will take place and what will occur in the future. His plans are something that we do not know, and we cannot ever anticipate how things will turn out, considering that we are only human.
What Did God Promise About the Seasons?
There is no way to put a value on God’s love for humanity; it is beyond our comprehension. Even as men, we may question whether we are worthy of such love, but when God looks at us, He cannot help but conclude that we are. He is present in every one of life’s situations and never leaves our side. In light of changing seasons in our lives, what does His promise have to say?
The Lord will not change, and He will always be the same. He has a wonderful plan for our future and will ensure that we are provided for. If we approach Him, He won’t reject us. He will respond and rescue us. We have priceless promises because of God’s majesty and perfection, and He is always loyal in keeping them.
No matter what point in life we are at or the circumstances surrounding us, the Lord has promised that He will make everything beautiful in his own time. Whatever we are going through, whether it be discouragement, sadness, or pain, it can only be for a moment. His promise is something we can always cling to and take comfort in. Remember, what we consider a negative feeling or emotion cannot be the same from God’s perspective; it can sometimes be a blessing in disguise. This is because what we perceive as a negative emotion or experience is not the same as what God sees. He is God, so His ways and thoughts are not the same as ours, nor are His thoughts the same as ours.
As a consequence of this, it is essential that we not lose sight of who we are in Christ. Since we are His children, God has enormous love for us. Always keep in mind that love will get us through anything. If there are times when our faith wavers, or we become lost in life’s journey, let us remember to turn back to God. Let us return to His promises because they are where we find the fullness of joy and the serenity that we are looking for.
Let us grow together in faith and focus on His Word by reading the following passages.
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
22 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
1 Thessalonians 5:1
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
In every situation, we have to put our trust in God. Even if the seasons are changing and the changes may not be to our advantage, we must continue to put our faith in His divine will. We must trust the Lord and remind ourselves that He will see us through every difficult time. We should also make every possible effort to fulfill the promises made by God. Therefore, it is imperative that everyone does everything they can to ensure that the will of God is carried out. Given that, if we do not embrace God’s intentions and promises, we will never be in a position to take pleasure in them, regardless of how great they may be. His plan is to secure a future for us and to instill hope in us. Let us maintain our steadfastness and assert our right to that promise from the Lord—the promise that God will never abandon us and that whenever we cry out to him, he will always hear us. Never forget, the Lord God promised that he would not leave nor forsake us.
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