Some seasons are amazing, whereas some seasons seem filled with trials.
Reference: Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. (Genesis 19:30 NIV)
Explore: Our life is a collection of seasons. Some seasons are amazing, whereas others seem to be filled with trials. Either way, they all come to an end.
I have found that our seasons have been dictated by the different stages of our foster children. Whatever behavioural phase they have been in, has determined the shape of our lives and how well we have coped.
I feel we have just been through quite a challenging phase with our boys. And yet, I can see one season coming to an end and a new season arriving as the boys grow up a little and process their past.
I guess I would have to say that every season has its ups and downs. And we try to ride each season on the hope we have in Christ.
Application: It seems I am not the only one who lives through seasons. When I look at Lot’s life I can see he goes through some extreme high and some deep lows.
When we read Genesis 19 we can see one season come to a catastrophic end. He loses everything except his two daughters and ends up living in a cave. Not quite the glamorous life he had set out to achieve.
But although times were tough, Lot’s life did not end there. He didn’t know it then, but he was to birth two nations from his cave home.
We may not be living in a cave, but there are times when our circumstances are less than ideal. Don’t give up hope.
It is in these times that God will often plant the seed for another great and hope-filled season.
Prayer: Be with us, Lord, when our seasons turn grey. May we renew our faith to focus on You at all times. Amen.
What is your current season like?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.
My life just had a life changing event, my sixteen year old decided she did not want to see me anymore, but instead live at her dad’s. This truly broke my heart. I pray she will at least call me soon and let me know how she is doing. My two son’s have decided to come home, and get much needed help and support from me, and my husband, I know when one door closes another one opens, but sometimes it seems all doors close at the same time. I am trusting in the Lord, and thinking of Lot I am sure he thought all of his doors were closed also. I really enjoyed re-reading this event in the Bible and realizing that God has a plan even when I do not see what is happening, everything happens for the good of them that love the Lord.
Wow Kristi, Thank you so much for sharing. That’s a lot for you to carry. Praying for unity in your family and a peace from God that He is by your side.