A Season of Life:

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It is a new season in the mountains. Wild roses, daisies, ferns, strawberries, honeysuckle, and various flowers have made an appearance. It is the beginning of the summer season. The sun is shining brightly, and everything is thriving on the sun’s energy.

I am reminded that everything changes with time. As the verse in Daniel 2:21 says, “God changes times and seasons;..” I see a different landscape compared with winter, just a short time ago. There were dreary days, not much sun, and the ground was buried in snow. The landscape seemed barren. The winter season was like a black and white photo compared to all the color I see today.

The world seems to be in a different season too. Earthquakes are more severe, and are occurring more often. Nations are rising against nations. Even the solar system has displayed different signs and wonders. Birds are falling from the sky. Fish in great numbers have washed up on shores. Honey bees are dying in large numbers. People are calling evil, ‘good’, and good, ‘evil’.

Don’t let these things take your focus off of God. This is a season. Things will change. God offers us hope, through our faith. He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to the discerning. Our hope is in God.

Psalm 46

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song.

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Thank You, God, for being our refuge and strength, and an ever-present help in times of trouble. We can count on You. Help us to  stay focused on You in this chaotic season of life. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

-Dawn-

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