Life’s Changing Seasons – What’s the Purpose?

Ecclesiastes 3: 4- Grief/Loss

There is a time to cry and a time to laugh.There is a time to be sad and a time to dance. Ecclesiastes 3:4 (NCV)

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I came across the passage in the Bible that is one of my favorites – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. Doesn’t it describe life to you? I think when you have experienced a little life and are a little more “mature”🙂 you can identify with this passage. Isn’t it amazing that God created seasons in Nature as well as seasons in Life. Nothing stays the same – life is ever changing, dormant times and well as when “Life is in full bloom”. One thing I have learned to have faith in is that when we are going through a dormant, dark time- it won’t stay the same. And things DO get better. Sometimes we just have to hang on until the next season. 

When we are dealing with loss  in relation to a loved one that has gone on, a marriage that didn’t work out, problems with our family or our friends, an unexpected change in circumstances; God has made time for everything.This is not merely a description of what happens in life; it is a description of what God sends, God loves us and has a wonderful plan for our life. We just need a little faith🙂

FATHER GOD – WHEN WE ARE FEELING IMMEDIATE LOSS OR PROLONGED LOSS OF SOMETHING IN OUR LIVES, REMIND US THAT BETTER TIMES ARE AHEAD. REMIND US THAT YOU HAVE A PLAN FOR US, YOUR CHILDREN. YOU GIVE US A LIFE OF OPPOSITES TO LEARN AND HELP GROW IN OUR FAITH . HELP US TO HANG ON FOR THE NEXT SEASON. THANK YOU FOR AMAZING LOVE AND COMFORT. AMEN.

2 thoughts on “Life’s Changing Seasons – What’s the Purpose?

  1. The Book Of Ecclesiastes is undoubtedly one of the greatest texts ever written. I may not interpret it the same way a religious person does, but it has had a profound effect on how i see my life and the world. I agree with so much the author says it’s almost frightening.

    • Totally understand. It makes so much sense on how to put things in perspective when we are going through changes in life, NP. King Solomon, author of the passage really didn’t practice moderation very well (lol) but was very wise. Thanks for your comment!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s