Friday, March 11, 2016

Seasons

Morning breaks, evening falls, rivers end where the sea begins. Autumn leaves give way to winter wind, but spring waits to warm the earth again. You are Alpha, Omega, Lord of all. Every season is guided by Your hand. From beginning to ending, you are God. Dust to dust, we will trust you Timeless one. 

Seasons. They come, they go, they're always changing. I looked out our window the other day, and suddenly the trees were all budding. It seemed as though it had happened overnight. One day it was winter, the next spring was ready to burst into life.


And just as the seasons outside change, so do the seasons in our lives change. A few of you know about Dad's struggle with cancer about two and a half years ago. Our life changed, and everything was different. It was hard, but looking back, I can see how God used that time in our lives to accomplish things that never could have happened otherwise.
And now, this spring, I know there will be more changing then just the scenery outside.
Dad has only about nine months to go before he will "officially" be cancer-free. the Dr.'s visits that had become common place have gradually slowed, and a new season of life begins in our family.  Dad's job is changing, I will be graduating, and there is a pretty good chance that before the year is over, we will have moved.
*Sighs* I don't like changes. They're hard for me. But God doesn't change, He's always there, He's always the same. He always has been, He always will be. And isn't that just amazing? To be able to have the assurance that no matter what we go through in life, He's right there with us.

You were there in the void, by Your word gave the earth its form. Now You're here, you dwell within my heart, filled with wonder and awe of who you are. You are Alpha, Omega, Lord of all. Every season is guided by Your hand. From beginning to ending, You are God. Dust to dust, we will trust you Timeless One.

Remember, whatever you may be going through, whether it's something big, small, difficult, or easy, whatever it may be, God is there. He loves you, He made you, you are His child, and you mean more to Him then you will ever know. He died for you, that is just how much He loves you! So whatever may be going on in your life, just trust Him. He has a purpose for it, and in His perfect timing, He will show us how the strands of our life come together for an amazing masterpiece that could only have been planned by Him.



We will wait for you in our anxious hour. We will trust in you, God of majesty and power. We will wait for you in our anxious hour, we will trust in You! You are Alpha, Omega, Lord of all. Every season is guided by Your hand. From beginning to ending, you are God. Dust to dust, we will trust you Timeless One. 



Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

*All three verses in italics are from the song Timeless one by Shelly Johnson. If you want to listen to a recording of it, you can listen to it here. 

5 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful post! And those lyrics are lovely. :)
    Change is so hard, I agree. I'm not very good at it. =/
    But yes, fantastic post, I really enjoyed reading it!

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    1. Thank you, Raechel! I know, aren't they? I sing them to myself all the time. ;)
      Yeah, me neither. :P God is having to help me with that! :)
      Thanks again, and I'm so glad you enjoyed!!

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  2. Your writing is so beautiful, Jesseca. Goodness, even my blog posts pale in comparison to yours!

    So true. Things are always changing. I used to hate change. (Okay, maybe I still do.) But God is teaching me that sometimes change is good. Changes bring us closer to Him. Changes are often necessary to kept us in His will. :)

    Thanks for sharing from your heart, Jesseca!

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    1. Aww, thank you, Faith! But your blog posts are amazing. Like the character one you just did. B-) It was awesome! ;)
      Yes, definitely! I've learned a lot about change the past two years, and even though I still don't like it, I've learned you have to accept it. . .because its coming whether you want it to or not!
      You're more then welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. :)

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  3. This post made me think of the song "God Moves in Mysterious Ways". It's a beautiful, encouraging hymn.

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