Seasons guarantee change. It does not matter what you are experiencing, whether good or bad; it will change. Seasons also give hope. No matter how cold it gets in the winter, summer is coming. When winter comes, you do not throw away your swimming trunks or sell all your cool clothing; you store them up in hope for another summer.
Everything is seasonal. Therefore, do not let anyone cause you to throw your hope away. Dr. Myles Munroe, an American preacher and church minister who recently visited Malawi writes in this extract.
When the leaves fall off the trees and the temperature changes, everyone knows which season is coming. Seasons tell us that nothing is permanent, except God and His promises. If you value the wisdom of God in Scripture, then consider God’s promise in Ecclesiastes 3:1, “To everything there is a season and there is a time for every purpose under heaven.”
God says that everything can only last for a season. That statement in Ecclesiastes 3 is a promise. God is promising you that whatever you are going through can only last a season. No matter what is happening, it is temporary.
Nothing remains the same. Summer and winter never stay. Therefore, unemployment is seasonal. In other words, the season for you to leave that job may have come. There is a better one up ahead. You have to be prepared for that.
Seasons are always temporary. Therefore, crisis is not a permanent condition; it is a human description. The key to life is outlasting the season. In winter, if you can stay warm long enough, summer will come. What you have to do is organize yourself to outlast the season. That is why seasons give hope. You do not quit permanently within a season. Seasons give you an incentive to plan for the future. The best time to shop for winter clothes is in the summer.
People may laugh at you and not understand. However, you are aware that summer is a season, and you plan for the next phase. Faith is believing that what you are going through is not going to last.
Seasons are always moving. Unfortunately, we often panic too quickly. As Moses encouraged Israel: “Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord” (Ex. 14:13). You cannot stand still and see the salvation unless you stand steady.
He will save you—maybe not always from the storm but in the storm. Even though some storms pass slowly, we have the potential to be durable and stronger than the winds when we choose to be built on the Rock, the foundation of God. —Www.adonaimag.org