There is a reason and a season for everything under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 3 tells us:
To everything 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.
In every person’s life we have moments where the negatives “death, breaking down, mourning, losing, rending, etc.” seem to overtake the positives. It takes a strong heart and a stronger faith to understand that the positives “birth, planting, healing, laughter, embracing, creating, etc.” are just around the bend.
Keep your eyes focused upward and outward and soon the darkness will be replaced by the light…
“and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”. Phillippians 4:7.
Today I have joy that God got me home safely last night (after driving through a super hard thunderstorm through which I could barely see to drive, a “low tire pressure” that came on while I was driving in that mess and before a fantastically frightening rain and lightening storm arrived at my home).
I get joy from my two pups, my family and that it feels like Autumn is right around the corner. The life-giving rain continues to be in the forecast for the next couple of days.
Look for your joy today! Happy Saturday!!