Thankful for the Seasons


"There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace."
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

There are many seasons that we go through as part of our life on earth. Happy times, sad times, times of growing, times of need, a time as children, a time as parents, teachers, friends, and on and on.

There truly is a time for everything.. a time for all these seasons. And, if we choose to live our lives fully, following the Lord and seeking His will, we will find each and every season (yes, even the difficult ones) to be well worth the journey. For, even in times of difficulty, if we are looking to God we will grow and mature and move forward to times that are all the more joyful because we made it thru that difficult period.

Tonight, I am thankful for the many seasons of life that God has given to me and for the ones that lie ahead. With God leading the way, while they may not be all be easy, they will be well worth the journey.

To join us in sharing our thanksgivings this week, visit
Lynn at "Spiritually Unequal Marriage".

10 Thoughts Shared:

Karen said...

A little girl came up to me as I stood beside the casket of my son, and asked if she could say her scripture memory passage for me. It was the passage you quoted.
That has been so precious to me. God bless your thankful Thursday!

Rita T. said...

So true! Enjoyed reading your post tonight.

BoufMom9 said...

You don't know how badly I needed to see this today.
Bless you.

Melissa said...

Your post reminds me of the old hymn. . . "It will be worth it all, when we see Jesus."

So true!

Denise said...

Amen, so very true.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

I love Ecc. 3:1. I have it on a cross magnet. Seasons are good. Times in the valley makes us appreciate mountaintops. Mountaintops gives us rest from the valley. But I've often asked "how long is a season for crying out loud." People say that my painful journey is only for a season but how long is that? Isn't two years long enough. ☺

As far as physical seasons, I'm loving me some fall/autumn right now.

Bonnie said...

Melanie! So long since I've had the pleasure of reading one of your posts. (Somehow I lost the link to your blog). As always, I thoroughly enjoy reading your lists. What an encouraging and uplifting spirit you are!!! Blessings.

Tammy said...

Great post. He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother through every season. Thanks for sharing.

bp said...

How true.

Hope you have had a lovely week!

More Than Conquerors said...

Amen. This is so true, Melanie. We grow through all the different seasons in our lives. Thanks for your visit. Take care and have a blessed week!