“There is a time for everything, and a season for everything under heaven.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV
May 18, 2019
Restore was last night and it was amazing! God was there and working, it was so incredible to be part of it!
But now it’s an ordinary Saturday.
We have a flag football game to go to and a birthday party later in the afternoon. After all the months of planning for Restore, hours of poring over details, and praying for it all to go smoothly, it all came to pass.
My Grandpa Joe, who is now in heaven, would often say that phrase to my grandma when she was worried or anxious about something. I can still hear his voice, strong and steady, saying, “Virgie, it will all come to pass.”
Knowing that all things in life will come to pass gives us hope and helpful perspective, on both the difficult and exciting things in life.
Let’s start with the difficult things:
When you’re in a hard season, it can feel like it may never end. Pain is real and deep. Having your feelings crushed or experiencing loss is extremely difficult. No one wants to be in that type of season, yet we all experience them. None of us is immune.
When we’re in a difficult season, let’s keep our hopes up. This season will eventually end, it won’t last forever, even if it feels like that now. It will all come to pass.
What about beautiful seasons and exciting things?
Let’s enjoy them and be thankful for them. But let’s know that they will eventually pass and life will keep moving. We can often feel blue or disappointed after a big event or a beautiful season because it’s over. Instead of dwelling on what we don’t have anymore, let’s keep our hopes up and believe that there’s beauty and joy to be found in the ordinary and messy of everyday life. Good things are still to come.
I’m thankful that there are seasons to the weather because it’s the same with our lives. We will experience seasons of trial or waiting, and seasons of blessings and peace. They all come to pass. Wherever you are today, know that the Lord is with you in every season, now and forevermore.