Life is a funny thing, don’t you think? We go through seasons. Sometimes those seasons are sunny and full of birds singing and flowers blooming (plastic flowers, if you have allergies). Then, other times, those seasons are full of stormy clouds and pelting rain. Those clouds can get low enough and that rain heavy enough that our visibility is reduced to almost zero. All we can see is what’s right in front of our faces.
I’ve recently found myself in one of those dark and dreary seasons, and it’s gotten me to wondering. Scripture tells us not to worry about tomorrow, that today has enough worry of its own. And Jesus tells us – promises us, really – that in this life we will have trouble…but that we should take heart because He has overcome this world.
Which leads me back to my wondering. When we’re going through a season with little to no visibility, when we can’t see more than a foot in front of us, what are we supposed to do? How are we supposed to handle it?
I’ve come to the conclusion (not for the first time, so maybe that means I’ve “re-come to the conclusion”) that we’re supposed to handle these seasons in life just like we should handle the sunny happy days. We’re supposed to trust God to put a stone under our foot with each step we take. We’re supposed to trust that He holds all of our tomorrows in the palm of His hand, even when we can’t see those tomorrows. We’re supposed to focus on the here-and-now and not stress about those things over which we have no control. We’re supposed to know, deep down in our souls, that Jesus has overcome this world. We’re supposed to lean on that, rely on it. Trust it. Live it. Breathe it.
Sometimes it takes a stormy season to remind us of those important truths, but that doesn’t change the fact that we should be living every day like that – not just the stormy ones.
What important truths have you learned (or re-learned) during the stormy seasons of your life?
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