Monday, April 18, 2011
In Every Season, Give Thanks
However, in the midst of such a beautiful season, here along the Gulf Coast there is high humidity, killer tornadoes and thunderstorms, and extreme pollen. For those reasons, many dislike spring in the south.
One thing I have learned in life is that no matter what season we are in, and no matter how beautiful that season may be, there will always be some things mixed in that season we may not necessarily like. But just as we can not do anything to rush the changing of the seasons of nature, despite how much we may dislike certain things about that particular season, there is absolutely nothing we can do to rush through the seasons in our lives.
I think that it is so important that we embrace what it says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." Everything we endure in each season of our lives is a necessary part of God's will for us. We must learn that despite the storms that occur in what we believe to be our beautiful season, we should always give thanks.
Whether you are experiencing a tough season, or one that is beautiful but has a few rough patches, give thanks. There's nothing you can do to change it, so you may as well embrace it and ask God to help you bear it. Besides, God is perfect in all of His ways, and He knows exactly what He's doing. Be encouraged!
Til we meet again...live, laugh, love!
Peace & Blessings,