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The seasons of our life

Posted by appolus on September 10, 2017

The seasons of God are good and there is a time for weeping and mourning. Yet, if that is all that we have, if we live forever in a perpetual winter of weeping and mourning, then nothing will ever grow. We will not grow in the knowledge of God. Yes, there is conviction in the presence of God. There is a time to rend our clothes and throw dust on our heads, yet if this one season becomes the whole then we render ourselves weak and ineffectual. Our real strength comes in the Joy of the Lord. If we cannot put on a garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness then we will not stand in the evil day. We will be overcome by trial and tribulation and persecution.

To be able to break through into peace and joy in the midst of our circumstances is truly the sign of a victorious saint. Now, that is not to say that we shall not weep and those who preach that no saint will be touched by trial and suffering are mere charlatans. Consider David before he became king. Upon return to Ziklag, the city where he was staying, he and his band of rejected men discovered that the town had been sacked and all their wives and children were gone. Everything lost. It was perhaps the lowest point of David’s life. It is said in the Scriptures that he wept until there were no more tears to weep and now even his band of men turned on him.

Can you relate? Have you experienced times in your life, or perhaps even right now, where everything has gone wrong? You have suffered loss, one trial seems to follow another as if they were waves of the sea threatening to overcome and drown you. I want to encourage you, you will not drown. You are not abandoned. It may be dark but the morning is coming. ” But David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.” Be encouraged today saint. The Lord your God is with you. You will prevail and overcome. Stand and you will see that this time, this season will pass and the ashes of your present situation will one day be beautiful and you will be able to say with Paul that you have learned to be content in every circumstance because you will know that the Lord your God was with you in the Fire.

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