Life’s perpetual motion is cyclical, spinning and twisting oneself up and down, left and right, from valley to mountain, to mountain to valley. Put it simply, life is seasonal. Good seasons are great. Bad seasons are of course bad. But guess what? It’s a pretty difficult task of embracing such negative seasons or down points in your life, but why not? Why don’t we use these valleys in a more productive manner? Instead of simply rolling over and asking, “why, why did this happen to me,” we need to pick ourselves up and know, this is only temporary. This hard time, this stressing moment, this jobless, bankrupt period is only-short lived. I need to endure, I must endure!
You may ask yourself, well about the times where people are going through permanent difficulties, such as divorce, cancer, disability, etc, etc? Granted, from a human perspective, these are enduring concerns, but what will an individual do with such a difficulty? We’re all familiar with the saying, “it happened for a reason,” I’ll give you one better, it happens for God’s reason. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”-Romans 8:28. What may look or seem like a downfall or weakness to some can be used to encourage and motivate people for God’s kingdom, it’s as simple as that. The tools God has gifted us with, the hardships He takes us through have been orchestrated for a reason. Where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you are going is exactly apart of His plan.
God didn’t create us to dwell and fall short when we’re in trouble. We aren’t suppose to dig ourselves a hole and stick our heads into the ground. We were all created for a purpose, even through the hard times. We must embrace the fun and happy times, but we also must embrace and endure the hard times, and cling to His trust, that God and only Him will see you through. No matter the sorrow, no matter the predicament, God is there for you, He’s just waiting for you to call out to Him, “I need you Father, I’m lost without you, I need you now in my life.”
In and out of season, we must turn to God. If life is up or down, the season will end, and another will begin. Look to Jesus next time your season goes down.