Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.
There is something so strange to me about the middle to end of August. There is always the tension between the end of a season and the beginning of a new one. I am so excited for Fall and all the fun things that come with it (cooler weather, am I right?!), but there is so much that I will miss about Summer — the long days, warm nights, BBQs, and the outdoors with no rain.
I think that I often can let my heart get caught in something that I am going to call a “mid-August season for the soul”. I find myself every so often longing for the next season of my life, yet forgetting that God has something that he wants to reveal about himself to me right now — and I might miss out on that if I move too quickly to what he has for me next.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says:
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Maybe you find yourself stuck in a time of life that isn’t exciting, fun, or easy, but the good news is that God has something for you right where you are at. He is with us in all seasons, and promises to make everything beautiful in its time (Ecc. 3:11). So that is what I choose to hold on to and press into — even in the dry, tough, never-ending seasons of life.
Here’s to what’s next, but even more to right now.
P.S. If you need a little extra encouragement, here is one of my favorite songs right now.