hey friends! welcome back, it’s been a while.
before we begin, i’d like y’all to read the following passage:
There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth…
A right time to cry and another to laugh,
A right time to lament and another to cheer…
A right time to embrace and another to part,
A right time to search and another to count your losses,
A right time to hold on and another to let go…
A right time to shut up and another to speak up,
A right time to love and another to hate…
But in the end, does it really make a difference what anyone does? I’ve had a good look at what God has given us to do—busywork, mostly.
True, God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time—but he’s left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to, whether he’s coming or going. I’ve decided that there’s nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That’s it—eat, drink, and make the most of your job. It’s God’s gift.
I’ve also concluded that whatever God does, that’s the way it’s going to be, always. No addition, no subtraction. God’s done it and that’s it. That’s so we’ll quit asking questions and simply worship in holy fear.
Whatever was, is.
Whatever will be, is.
That’s how it always is with God
ecclesiastes 3:1-15 MSG
pretty cool scripture, right? it’s really easy to apply to our daily lives too.
i’ve found that everything in life happens for a reason. i’m a firm believer in the idea that God puts obstacles and situations in your life to make you stronger.
obstacles can come in many forms: a bad grade, a speeding ticket (haha), a lot of homework, or a fight with a friend. for some reason, all of these have an amazing ability to tear us down and make us anxious.
i’ve found that i am controlled by stress and worry. my thoughts on a daily basis are inconsistent with my faith, or what i think my faith should be.
i often struggle with understanding why things like this happen. why would God make my life harder, i’m already having trouble making it through a good day!
ecclesiastes 3:1-15 tells us that there’s a time in life for everything. a time to cry, a time to laugh. a time to speak your mind and a time to stay silent.
there’s nothing we can do to change this.
whatever God does is whatever life will be. there’s no need to stress or worry, he has made everything good in its time.
when something goes wrong in my life, I immediately blame the devil. by doing that, i give the devil way more power than he actually has.
instead, i should see everything i struggle with as a gift from God to be used for my spiritual and emotional growth.
if i did, i wouldn’t have to sit around and worry about the devil’s hand in my life.
God’s hand in my life is bigger!
thanks for reading! i hope y’all have a fantastic week :))
with prayers and love,