Devotional: ‘Tis Always The Season For God’s Will

Changing from Summer, Autumn, Winter then Spring, with beautiful visual transitions and relief from extreme temperatures, is not always welcomed by everyone. Unfortunately, many associate those times with allergies or bouts with “seasonal depression”.

Truly, today is yet another one we have been given to live! Regardless of how gloomy things may look outside, let’s give praise for what is inside our hearts, Jesus Christ! This IS the day the Lord has made! Let’s join together and rejoice in it!

Psalms 118:24

“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

My friends currently have custody of their grandchild. I will not take liberties with the details, but I do know that at our age, to assume that responsibility must take extreme patience and understanding.I pray the child will grow up understanding the Lord’s love and provision, through the grandparents.

I am so amazed and inspired by the selflessness she and her husband are showing to this child. Parenthood takes a tremendous adjustment anyway, so to face such at this point, must call for a substantial re-structuring, spiritually, emotionally, physically and on every possible level.

They are setting aside their own lives, a time when couples are typically alone, enjoying time to get reacquainted and rekindle, to care for this youngster who just needs to be loved.

As above, discussing the seasons of the year, bringing forth both delight and discomfort, so it can be with the seasons of our lives. You know how it is when we put away our summer clothes and face a warm day or in the spring when we decide that we finally can go out with no “layering”, only to find ourselves chilly?

Possibly our friends feel this way at times with their new appointment. She and her husband are having to “dig out” their momma and papa hats once again! It is remarkable to see this kind couple, embracing this change with such a precious, godly attitude. What a true testimony their lives are. Kudos to both of them for their obedience, laying aside their lives and serving the Lord through caring for this child.

Praise God for their willingness to adapt to God’s plan and yield to His Will rather than their own. Please pray for each one of them. I know God will give them grace and strength for the days and years ahead. May they be blessed and their grandchild profoundly impacted by a grandfather and grandmother who embraced the opportunity to open up their hearts and offer a godly, loving home.

This “out of season” situation has been brought to you by the Lord, Who is able to make all things beautiful!

prayer

Merciful Father

Thank You for Fall, Winter, Summer and Spring

For the beauty You have adorned the earth with in each

We also thank You for the seasons in our lives

For childhood

Time as a young adult

Maturing into a grown up

Then our twilight years

We have certain expectations for each season, Father

Just as we believe it will be warm because it is a summer day

We may have set in our mind, thoughts of what it will be like at a particular time in our life

When things work out differently, perhaps we are dismayed or disappointed, frustrated

Especially when we look around and see others our age, enjoying what we anticipated

Holy God

You set the paths for us

Specifically allowing things in our lives to transform us into who we need to be

Because You love us, You don’t give what we believe is best

But what You KNOW is

Lord, if it needs to snow in our summer

Please give us an attitude of appreciation and acceptance for whatever You bring

Let us know that it is for our good and Your glory

Please be with those who are where they expected to be now, keeping hearts prepared for a change

Also with the others who are enduring, giving hearts rest and comfort knowing that You are with them

And Your result will make trials worthwhile.

In the Name of Jesus Christ

Amen

Songs

Give Me Jesus

For The Beauty Of The Earth

For Such A Time As This

Credits: God the Father, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Scripture
encouraging words from family and friends
Janet and Don
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About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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