This Moment

Everything in life, it has its time.  It has its season.  It has its moment.  There’s a great passage in the Bible, one that we’ve probably all heard before, that lays this out.  We see everything having its time and season in Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8:

1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; 7 a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

3_13___only_this_moment_by_liiqaEverything has its season.  This moment you are in, right now, it is not the final moment of your life.  It will not always be like it is right now.  That’s both an encouragement and a reminder.

If the moment you are in right now is a bad moment, a challenging one, one of trial, know this.  It is just a season.  It will not last forever.  It will get better.  It will pass.

Don’t give up.  Yes, there is a time to weep.  But it is not the totality of your life.

And if you are in a moment where everything is perfect, enjoy it.  Dance.  Laugh.  Live.  But know this, not all of life is laughter.  There are seasons of hurt and pain.

And it is ok.  There is laughter and there is pain.  There is joy and there is hurt.  Life is a combination of all.  This moment is not the final moment.  There is tomorrow as well.

In your tears, seek Him.  In your laughter, seek Him.

This moment, it is just a moment. But God is eternal.  This moment will pass.  God will not.

Place your hope not in this moment (be it good or bad).  Place your hope in the God of this moment. And he will never fail you.

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