Thoughts for the week
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: Ecclesiastes 3:1
In the midst of turmoil and challenge it is perhaps comforting to read this verse. Of course the details might change but we have faced difficult times before and undoubtedly we will face them again but we will get through them for they are a part of the ebb an flow of Life. Let us praise God that he will use all we endure for his Glory.
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, Ecclesiastes 3:4
I guess our nation and some of those known to us are going through that time of weeping and mourning with little reason to laugh or dance, but these times will pass. It is important to remember that God is with us in our Joy and in our sadness, always holding us in his hands. Let us pray that we would have the strength and courage to overcome everything we face
a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, Ecclesiastes 3:6
Anyone who has ever lost something knows the importance of searching, but they also know there comes a time when you have give up. Likewise we keep those things that trigger memories but know that if we don’t have a clear out from time to time we become buried in stuff.
Of course, it is never time to give up on God. Let us pray for wisdom to draw near to God and follow his ways.