Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Time For Everything

A few weeks ago someone suggested I write a blog. Well, here goes.
I don't know if anyone will read any of these or how often I will sit down to put thoughts onto paper (or in this case, computer screen).
All I know is that I will never know it all. We learn from each other. Maybe my thoughts will inspire someone else's thoughts, and growth will result. Maybe this will just be a way of organizing all the things bouncing around in this brain of mine. Whatever the result, "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to You, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Proverbs 3:5-6

This was on my mind today:

1 There is a time for everything,
   and a season for every activity under the heavens:
 2 a time to be born and a time to die,
   a time to plant and a time to uproot,
 3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
   a time to tear down and a time to build,
 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
   a time to mourn and a time to dance,
 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
   a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
 6 a time to search and a time to give up,
   a time to keep and a time to throw away,
 7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
   a time to be silent and a time to speak,
 8 a time to love and a time to hate,
   a time for war and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

I don't have some fantastic insight to this passage, I just have my own thoughts. And they're simple, really. The only thing that stays the same is change. Life is a process, and we just have to keep moving through it one day at a time (Matthew 6:34). Sometimes things go just as we hoped, and sometimes they don't. Sometimes people are utterly predictable and sometimes you turn around and they're not the same person they once were. But, as this passage says, there is a time for everything. There comes a point where things can no longer stay the same. And though change is scary sometimes, there is often comfort in it, simply because it is the only consistent thing.

But wait. That's wrong. GOD is the only One that stays the same. Little changes happen every single day, but God is the same today as He was 2,000 years ago. Take comfort in knowing that when everything around you suddenly flips upside down, when plans are disrupted, when people turn their back on you, God is the Rock of Ages, the Everlasting God, our Strong Tower, our Salvation. He will NEVER change. There is a time to worship, and a time to worship. Live like it.

God, help me to take my refuge only in You, the only consistent One who has never changed and never will. Life sometimes seems ruled by uncertainties and upsets and plan changes, but You are the Rock. You are worthy of all my worship, from "life's first cry to final breath." I am Yours.


  1. I'm glad you're doing this, girl :) love you!

  2. Thanks Becca! We'll see what comes of it. :)

  3. I love that passage in ecclesiastes.. A passage I love is similar to it in Jeremiah 1:10. Love how God has confidence in us to do those things! good post!