3.05.2009

times. and seasons.

God has been calling these verses from Ecclesiastes 3 to mind the past few weeks.
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what 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 seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, 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 for war, and a time for peace."
It's encouraging to hear God remind me that He is a God of all times and seasons. Every detail within my current season, every shifting time, every nuance is perfectly planned. I must choose to follow Him and walk in His will. But I am continually held up by His soveriegnty. When I read this scripture, I hear God say "I am there in the time you mourn, I am there in the time you dance, I am there...". I don't feel His nearness. I want to, but I don't have to. If He says He is, that is comfort enough.
He is so good.

7 comments:

Candace said...

Thanks for the reminder that God ordains every season! How encouraging this is for me today! =)

Mac said...

That sounds very encouraging:)

Lazure said...

This picture was taken with a high ISO, wasn't it?

Andrew said...

I like Ecclesiastes. Thanks for posting.

Andrew said...

You were in Ireland or somewhere in the UK weren't you Dams?

Andrew said...

So you know the Walty's. It's a small world isn't it.

DearVoid said...

thank you. i need to hear this <3