Lately I’ve been listening to Seasons by Hillsong on repeat. It’s one of those worship songs that I relate to so well. It reminded me of the word I chose for 2018: delight.
Sometimes we become frustrated with the season we’re in and long for a new one to begin. Don’t get me wrong, I love seasons changing. It moves my soul when I feel the shift in the air. Still I delight in the season I’m in while I’m in it.
If I easily enjoy the four seasons of Earth, why don’t I delight in each spiritual season? The same truths apply. Though the winter is long, even richer the harvest it brings will be.
Winter has been around for me for quite a while. While others wore their shorts and sleeveless shirts, I donned a scarf and snow boots. I thought spring would have come for me by now. Impatience slowly crept up on me and sent a snowstorm of concern through my thoughts.
Sweet friends, I want to remind you of this truth today. The other day, with a mind full of worries and fears, I heard the gentle voice of my Father ask, “Don’t you trust Me?”
Do I trust God? Can I trust Him with my life? Can I put everything in His hands? Can I give up my independence and believe in Him to safely lead me? If the God that has been with me always and blessed me in ways I could never imagine is working for me and my good, why do I doubt Him? [Romans 8:28]
Do I doubt Him because of my own impatience and trouble with control? Because I’m still in the winter but I’m yearning for spring? Because I’m watching others gather their crops when I planted mine at the same time? Instead of delighting in where He has me right now and what He’s doing, I’m questioning Him.
We serve an amazing, unconditionally loving God. He is a good, good Father. He has so many promises and blessings for our lives. And along the way, He has much to teach us.
Take delight in your season. I’ve been learning and growing throughout mine. When I’m finally ready, I’ll see the fresh flowers of spring again.
You’re the God of seasons, I’m just in the winter. If all I know of harvest is that it’s worth my patience, then if You’re not done working, God I’m not done waiting.
With love and grace, His promise is loyal.