A Lifetime Of Seasons
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Some seasons are amazing, whereas some seasons seem filled with trials.
Reference: Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. (Genesis 19:30 NIV)
Explore: Our life is a collection of seasons. Some seasons are amazing, whereas others seem to be filled with trials. Either way, they all come to an end.
I have found that our seasons have been dictated by the different stages of our foster children. Whatever behavioural phase they have been in, has determined the shape of our lives and how well we have coped.
I feel we have just been through quite a challenging phase with our boys. And yet, I can see one season coming to an end and a new season arriving as the boys grow up a little and process their past.
I guess I would have to say that every season has its ups and downs. And we try to ride each season on the hope we have in Christ.
Application: It seems I am not the only one who lives through seasons. When I look at Lot’s life I can see he goes through some extreme high and some deep lows.
When we read Genesis 19 we can see one season come to a catastrophic end. He loses everything except his two daughters and ends up living in a cave. Not quite the glamorous life he had set out to achieve.
But although times were tough, Lot’s life did not end there. He didn’t know it then, but he was to birth two nations from his cave home.
We may not be living in a cave, but there are times when our circumstances are less than ideal. Don’t give up hope.
It is in these times that God will often plant the seed for another great and hope-filled season.
Prayer: Be with us, Lord, when our seasons turn grey. May we renew our faith to focus on You at all times. Amen.
What is your current season like?