A Chore for Everyday

A Chore for Everyday

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

For everything there is a season

Autumn, winter, spring, and now it is autumn again. For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven. God is sufficient and faithful in every season. In whichever season and time God places me, trust God, whether it is an easy or hard season, good times or bad. In doing this, I will find peace in the hard times because a good and faithful God is controlling, and I will not be anxious in the good times because my happiness really is not bound up in having to maintain them.

I would prefer the good times, naturally. However, if I do not trust Him in the bad times, it is quite likely that I would not trust Him in the good times either. God may bless me with the good times, but I would not be able to enjoy them because somewhere inside I suspect and fear I would lose them some day.

He is good God. If my view is of a God who loves me is questioned, I would not know where to turn to. When I do not trust Him, I would have no one to turn to at all.

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided -
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!