Faith

In All Things Give Thanks

Just as the natural world has seasons, so do we as human beings. There are different times of our lives that each serve a particular purpose. In the church world, you will often hear people talk about the “season” their in. We talk about it so much it’s almost become yet another cliche. 

In his poem, “Flower Chorus,” Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “The promises of God are buried underground like the dead flowers of winter that blossom in spring.”

This quote reminds me of the seasons of a person’s life. It is sometimes necessary for God to hide us away to protect us. In 1 Samuel 23, we see where God hide David away in the caves of the wilderness. He did not hide him out of spite, but for his own protection. If David had been out in the open, he would have been captured and killed. We see many times throughout David’s life where he was hidden away for protection. 

However, David did not spend his entire life hidden away. He was brought up out of the wilderness to rule God’s people. 

If you’re in a waiting season, don’t rush. 

If you’re in a season of being hidden, appreciate it. 

If you’re in a season of growth, accept the challenges. 

If you’re in a season of loneliness, realize God is always with you. 

If you’re in a season of prosperity, don’t take it for granted. 

If you’re in a season of fulfillment, don’t forget to honor God.

In ALL things, praise and thank the Lord.