Ecclesiastes 3:1&4 (ESV)
1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Have you ever had to go through anything really difficult? How did it make you feel? Did you feel like you’d never get out of that feeling? Maybe you felt like no one has ever hurt as badly as you or gone through what you’re going through.
That’s what the enemy wants you to feel—alone. Most importantly, our enemy wants us to believe there’s no hope for anything different because nothing will ever change.
But, there is a time for everything. We go through seasons. Some seasons are really good, and other seasons are really bad. So when you feel good about something, hold on to it, enjoy it, and celebrate it. Thank God for it.
But when life’s hard and you feel down, sad, or angry, don’t get discouraged because it’s just for a season. It will pass. You won’t feel that way forever.
You may feel like something’s the end of the world, but it’s not. Chances are, it’s the beginning of something new. The loss of a friendship, a hobby, a dream, or an idea can lead you to your next season. And it just might be a happier season than you’ve ever experienced.
If you feel sad, lonely, or discouraged, remember it won’t be forever. Things will change for you.
Know that God has other things in store for you. He has great plans for your life. He can take anything you’re going through and make it into something He can use for His glory and to help others.
The season you’re in right now might be tough, but I promise you this: your season will change.
Dear Lord, we want to thank You now that You are always there to help us through the good and bad times. Help us to remember that things only last for a season and with Your help we can make it through. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
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