Saturday, January 14, 2017

Don't give up!

On wintry days spring seems far away, harvest season even farther.  We can become weary of winter's short days and long, dark evenings and its cold weather and lose sight of the promise that winter never lasts forever and that spring always comes.

Just as every year has four seasons, life has seasons, too.  The difference is that the seasons we go through in our life aren't repeated in a yearly cycle.  Most of the seasons of our life come and go, never to be repeated again. Some seasons are short.  Mothers may recall how in the blink of an eye your newborn baby became a toddler. Some seasons are long.  Young mothers may feel like the toddler and early childhood years are stretching on forever in an endless cycle of laundry, fetching snacks, picking up toys, breaking up sibling skirmishes and trying to train your little one to be a decent human being.  Some seasons are gratifying.  You may be in a season like that, a season where you are seeing success at your job, in your ministry, in your relationships.  Some seasons feel thankless.  No one seems to notice, much less appreciate, how you go above and beyond at your job, the delicious meals you put on the table each night, the faithful way you serve each week in the church nursery.

Whatever season you are in, there is One Who knows and notices.

(Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, January 15th, at Woman to Woman Ministries where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)



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11 comments:

  1. So true your post. Seasons, I'd never thought of it that way, but there are the elation seasons, the sad seasons, the worrisome seasons, the ...... seasons of life. Through all we have the wonderful memories, and even if the trust isn't always there, I've found that even in all the seasons when I wasn't looking ~ someone always had my back, and oh how thankful I've realized that I am for that.

    Loved seeing your visit and link. :)

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    1. The Bible does say that God is our rear guard so he really does have our back!

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  2. I hadn't thought about life's seasons not repeating as yearly seasons do. As I tend to think of the year with five seasons - the fifth being the Holiday season, then when my four life seasons are done here on earth, I get to enter the forever Holiday season in heaven. I like that thought.

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  3. Such good truths and reminders for the weary of which I am one at times.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Mary Alice, me too! I pray that you will sense God's strength and encouragement during those times.

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  4. This was a needed reminder of another aspect of my word for 2017 - Persevere. Don't give up in doing good. Thank you for sharing this encouragement.

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    1. I'm preachin' to myself, too! 🙂

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  5. Thank you for sharing these truths.

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