What Season Are You In?

jan at tea farmPicture taken at a Tea Farm in Kenya, Africa

Life is full of seasons. We have exciting, happy seasons and we have dark and gloomy seasons. Sometimes we are in a season of “same ole, same ole” where nothing exciting or bad is going on in our lives. Whatever season you find yourself in, this too will pass. All seasons come and go.

When you find yourself in a dark, gloomy season of life and you don’t know what to do, that is when you hold on to your faith in God with all your might. Remind yourself of times past when things were quite difficult and God came through. Jesus never promised us a life of ease. In fact, he said we will have trouble but to never fear because He overcame the world. (John 16:33)

God allows us to walk through hard times in order to grow our faith and become stronger in Him. During hard times we choose whether we will become bitter or better. If we decide to become better, God will use our pain to reach out to someone later on. When you are going through an extremely difficult season, the person that can most reach you is the one who has already walked a similar path. God doesn’t waste pain. (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)

There are times that God allows us to go through a tough situation to help us mature in our spiritual walk and bring Him glory. Whatever the situation, you need to know that you are not alone. Remember, everyone goes through seasons. God loves you and still has great plans for your life. Don’t give up. Romans 8:28 says “And we know that all things work together for the good of them that love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”  Hang in there and trust God. You may not understand why you are going through what you are going through, but it will all work out for good eventually if you love God. This season will change. Remember, it’s always darkest before the dawn.

My friend, if you are in a difficult season of life, I want to encourage you to cry out to Jesus. He loves you more than you can imagine. He loves you so much that He was willing to die for you.

I’ve been through seasons where I felt so discouraged, so lonely, hurt and confused. It’s always during those times that I’ve grown closest to Jesus. He has always been there for me. If my life was always in the “happy” season, I probably wouldn’t even think too much about God. I would probably just live life for me. I am thankful for the times that have taught me how to cling to God and He’s always brought me through.
If you are going through a tough season and you would like prayer, please feel free to leave me a comment or email me at thegingeroptimist@gmail.com. I will most definitely pray for you.

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