“There is a time for everything, and everything on earth has its special season.
There is a time to be born and a time to die.
There is a time to plant and a time to pull up plants.
There is a time to kill and a time to heal.
There is a time to destroy and a time to build.
There is a time to cry and a time to laugh.
There is a time to be sad and a time to dance.
There is a time to throw away stones and a time to gather them.
There is a time to hug and a time not to hug.
There is a time to look for something and a time to stop looking for it.
There is a time to keep things and a time to throw things away.
There is a time to tear apart and a time to sew together.
There is a time to be silent and a time to speak.
There is a time to love and a time to hate.
There is a time for war and a time for peace.”
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, The Inspirational Study Bible)
Ain’t it the truth?! I am old enough to know that the old saying, “This, too, shall pass” is very, very true.
No matter what you are facing today, no matter what season your life is in, this time for you is not happenstance. God is in control. He is the Sovereign Lord, Creator of the Universe and it is He who determines the events in our lives. Nothing comes to us without having gone past His throne first.
Take comfort in that.
Take comfort in the knowledge that His grace is sufficient.
Take comfort in the knowledge that His mercies are new every morning.
And always remember, this too shall pass.
Father, It is so amazing to realize that You really are in control. YOU, Lord. Not me. Thank You. Help me to rest in that knowledge – to get it down in my knower. I think once we understand this Truth, the “time” for worry and anxiety will be over and the “time” for peace and laughing and dancing and rejoicing will abound.