Have you ever eaten a piece of unripen
fruit? Tart isn't it. What about a mango that is not quite ready to
be consumed; hmm..., you can't even cut it. Would you try to attend a
sporting event when the season is over? Where am I going with these questions?
Well *|FNAME|*, let's go deeper.
Everything in life has a season. Everything you are going through really does have a season as well. I know that some seasons seem longer than others, "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. So hang on in there!
When you get a moment, reflect upon Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8, "To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, And a time to die;
A time to plant, And a time to pluck 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;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain, And a time to lose;
A time to keep, And a time to throw 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 of war, And a time of peace."
Now that's a word!
Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.