Seasons Change by Mike Belgard

April 10, 2019 - I love this time of year. The smell of fresh cut hay, everything turns that beautiful shade of green, its like life is starting over again every spring. As a child growing up I looked forward to these signs that the seasons were changing and that summer would soon be here. The cold dreariness of winter is replaced by the bright, warm, days of spring

Just as seasons change in nature, so they also do in our lives. It seems that sometimes they change too rapidly, but if we pay close attention there are usually signs that a season in our lives is about to change. I once heard a man say that life is just a cycle of changes. That we are all either getting ready to go through a situation, are in the middle of a situation, or we are just coming out of a situation. Life changes rapidly and sometimes unexpectedly, but rest assured it will change. That can give you great relief in two different ways : 1) If you are in a bad season right now you can rest assured that it is going to get better. 2) Seasons are something we go through, not stay in! Seasons bring relief from harsh conditions just as some seasons bring those harsh conditions. I have learned in the past 58 years of living, that no matter how hot the summer or cold the winter I might find myself in, that God is about to send relief. In James 1:12 He says "Blessed is the man who perseveres during trials, for when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life God has for those He loves." God always sends relief. We just have to trust Him.

In the book of Ecclesiastes Solomon writes: "To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven." He simply goes on to list the things that happen in the cadence of life. For every birth there will be a death, for every tear there will be a laugh.

As we see the world around us changing in such dramatic fashion, it is easy to get discouraged. It seems that all that was right is now wrong and all that was wrong is now right. We are going through a season of great change. We are in a season of harsh times for those who truly make a stand for their faith. God wants you to know today that He has great plans for you. Remember that seasons change and God always brings relief. He never leaves us in a harsh season. Remember the rain and storms of spring bring the flowers of the summer. The season that you are in right now is about to change for the better. If you are in a stormy season, hold on because the sun is about to shine. God loves you and you can trust Him to see you through this time.

I'm Just sayin'
Mike Belgard