Seasons Change

Uncategorized // February 8, 2021 //

Seasons change. They come and they go. In North Carolina, seasons seem to change more often than four times a year; it can feel like four times a day on some wacky weather days! But I’m not here to talk about the weather. I’m thinking about seasons of life when the page turns and you’re beginning a new chapter.

Think about the last time you began a new chapter in your life. Maybe it was becoming a parent, starting a new school, saying “I do”, entering the work force, moving, changing careers or your major, saying goodbye to a loved one, getting engaged, or becoming empty nesters. And like the North Carolina weather, life can be unpredictable and several major life events can happen simultaneously.

Sarah and I are three months engaged, I moved last week, and we’re preparing for our wedding/marriage over the next four and a half months. To say that we’re experiencing changing seasons and new chapters of life seems like an understatement. And it affects us differently every day. To further the weather analogy, some days are full of sunshine and others are overcast and rainy. (And until I met Sarah, I would’ve assumed everyone was on the same page that sunshine = good day and rain = bad day. She’s the opposite!)

I’m learning that life changes can occur quickly and without warning. Sometimes that’s good. Sometimes it’s not. It can be exciting and scary all at the same time! There are bittersweet moments in life that you just have to embrace and give thanks for. Why? Because God is good and He NEVER changes. His provision is sufficient. His timing is perfect. His will is secure. His love is steadfast. His motives are pure. His presence is personal. His grace is unfailing. His peace is everlasting. His mercy is constant.

Those are attributes of God that we know in our minds, yet we often need reminders that come through changing seasons and unplanned events in life. We experience more of Him in new ways as we go throughout our journey on this earth. My challenge and encouragement to you is that in the midst of change, uncertainty, or even times of monotony, look for where God is working. I promise you that not only is He at work in your life, but He is holding you safe and secure. He knows what He’s doing and will reveal that to you in His timing. He is trustworthy. He is praiseworthy.

Take a moment to look back on changing seasons in your life. What was God doing? What did He teach you? Praise God right now for those lessons, providential occasions, His faithfulness. And expect Him to do it again.

I’ve seen You move, You move the mountains
And I believe I’ll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe I’ll see You do it again
I’ll see You do it again
Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I’m still in Your hands
This is my confidence
You’ve never failed me yet
— Do It Again, by Elevation Worship

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