Updated: Mar 3, 2020
In life, each season often brings about new changes. Every season begins with something exciting to anticipate. Sledding in the snow gives way to flowers blooming. Long evenings by the river turn into leaves exploding in a burst of yellow and orange. Change is constant in life; King Solomon knew this well when he wrote:
To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven - Ecclesiastes 3:1
In the changing seasons in our lives, we must realize that for change to come, something we have grown accustomed to must come to an end. With this transition has come many changes, and you might be experiencing mixed emotions. Leaving something behind can be hard, but starting something new can be exciting.
It is important to remember that when we enter new seasons, this is in preparation for how God is going to move in our lives. While God may have led you away from a place you were comfortable in, He has a purpose in where He has placed you now.
The beginning of a new season presents the perfect opportunity to start fresh in different areas of your life. Maybe you want to start fresh in some of your relationships by centering them on Christ, or you may be looking to renew your faith and grow in your spiritual walk.
While change can be scary, we can find hope in remembering that as children of the King, the changes we go through in life have purpose.
In addition, God is ultimately the one who is in control of our lives. While we may make our own plans, God’s plans are ultimately the ones that endure. Proverbs 19:21 says, “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”
May the Lord Richly Bless You,
Pastor Evan & Lucy Palmer