Updated: Apr 25
Our faith community is reading through Ecclesiastes right now. It is a book saturated with emotions of all kinds, making it a very relatable read.
Chapter 3 is well known for its ability to speak to so many hearts in one breath, shall we look at it together? I believe it’ll encourage you.
A Time for Everything : Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
“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.”
When I read this, I see so many faces. I see friends in current seasons of loss and friends celebrating victories. When I scroll my text threads I am amazed at the DRASTIC differences held within a day. People face so many things. Perhaps you are one of them. So many weighty prayer requests. Which is why I find great hope in this passage. The sovereignty of God is in the middle of it all, Dear One. He is present in gratitude and grief. I love that about His character.
May you also find encouragement in knowing :
Now isn’t forever. There is hope and holding in that. Savor the sweet moments and be confident in the dawning of a new season soon during the difficult. Be discerning in asking the Lord what your response should be in the “now” season. Should you press in or pull back? Should I move on or sit and sift with these thoughts? He has answers.
May we do nothing more and nothing less than God’s “now” for us.
In His Joy,
***Don‘t forget.. The Cirkles are cheering you on.