Which season of year is your favorite? If I asked either of my brothers that question, they would respond by saying, “I like them all…football season, basketball season, baseball season…” I find that I enjoy all of the seasons. I wouldn’t say I have a favorite, but I do have one I like the least and that would be winter. I’m not particularly fond of cold temperatures or snow. My idea of a good time is not getting bundled up to the point I can hardly move and then stepping outside into frigid temperatures to play in the snow. I think snow is beautiful when it falls, but then I’m ready for it to be gone in 24 hours. Unfortunately, where I grew up we were destined to have snow and ice storms every winter. There were many winters we would spend several days, and sometime longer, without power because of snow and ice. We would pile into the den with our sleeping bags and keep a fire going just to stay warm. Maybe that’s why I don’t like the cold.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:” Just as the seasons change outside, so do the seasons of life. You may find that you like one better than another, but you must walk through all of them. You can’t just opt out of a season of life anymore than I could declare since winter is my least favorite season; I’ll just skip it this year.
The best way to weather a difficult time in life is just like weathering a difficult season, one step at a time. If you take it one step at a time and don’t worry about what’s coming down the pike, you will manage well. Jesus told us in Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Take it one step at a time and you will make it through whatever you are facing.
Another way to weather a difficult time in life is to hold onto Jesus. When you have difficulty balancing, holding onto something that is secure will steady you. Revelation 1:8 reminds us who our God is. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Our God is steady and secure. If you are having difficulty balancing in a season of life, just hold onto the steady and secure hand of Jesus Christ, and you will be secure.
Jesus is faithful and He will not let you fall. He reminds us in Psalm 91:1 He will command His angels to guard us in all of our ways. He will not let our foot slip [Psalm 121:3]. He’s got you.
Whether you are in a season of life you love or one you’d rather skip, hold onto Jesus and you will finish it well. His hand is stretched out to you. Will you take hold of it?
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