“There is a time for everything, & a season for every activity under heaven: He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1,11)
When I think of seasons, I think of weather & the changes each season brings. Have you ever noticed that weather is something that everyone has an opinion on? There is always something about the weather, that they would like to change, or a different season to the one we are in, would always seem better to them. I guess I’m a bit the same.
Just as seasons change & we have no control over them, so the seasons of our lives change from time to time. We may not be ready for the change, nor happy to accept it at the time it comes, yet there is often not much we can do about it – at least about the circumstances. We can choose to change our attitude though.
These verses above from Ecclesiastes tell us that God has made the times & seasons we experience – & He has made them beautiful in His time. They also mention how so often we cannot underst& what God is doing. I’m sure that these verses refer to more than just the changes in weather that we associate with seasons.
For those of us with chronic illness, it probably wasn’t always that way. At some time, we entered another season of our life, one that may not have been welcome then, & that sometimes we find hard to accept even now. But God was still in control – & is still in control.
While we may not like the season we are currently experiencing – we can choose to be content. I’m not saying that’s easy, but by trusting that God is still in control & knowing that He has made everything beautiful in its time – I think we can learn to be content, no matter what season we are in. One day we will see the ultimate end that God sees – & I believe it will be beautiful.
About the Author:
Fiona Burrows lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is thankful for the difference God makes in her life as she lives with chronic pain. She enjoys finding time for reading, writing, travel & photography.