The Seasons of Life

One of the many things I love about living in Kentucky are the different seasons of the year.  Yesterday as I was driving I was so blessed to view springtime and all the wonders of our God.  To see the trees in full bloom and to gaze at the lush green grass is a creation only from God.  To smell the fresh air and to watch the sun rise in the spring is truly an amazing thing.  To experience the cool morning air and then watch as the temperature rises to a comfortable seventy degrees is a blessing from heaven.

This morning’s devotion covered Psalm 91-100.  In particular the words of Psalm 92 claimed my heart’s attention.  The Psalmist is writing about our need to praise God for His love and faithfulness.  Here is what he wrote in verse one, “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning.  And your faithfulness every night.”

As I read this verse I made the connection that in the morning I am to begin my day with praise for His love in every part of my life.  In the evening the last thing I should do is to praise Him for His faithfulness in the day.  This is to be the daily desire of my life in every season of life.

Here is where the rubber meets the road.  How often do we only praise the Lord in certain seasons?  Later in the same chapter the Psalmist wrote, “Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.  They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing,” 92:13-14.  Our God intends for us to praise Him in every season of life.

It’s not just in springtime and summer but in the fall and in the winter months of our lives.  This passage helps me to understand that His love and His faithfulness are sufficient for every season of life.  So let me ask you, “What season of life are you in?”  Do you feel as if you are in the frozen wintertime of a circumstance or in a relationship?  If so praise Him for His love and praise Him for His faithfulness because He will come through.  The sun will shine again.

If you are in the springtime of your circumstances, praise Him and do not fail to give honor to Him alone because it is the Lord who has blessed you to experience such joy in your life.   I praise my God that it is springtime in Kentucky, but I also praise God that it is springtime in my soul today even though my circumstances are sometimes in the winter.

I leave you with the precious word of God, “Unless the Lord has been my help, my soul would soon have settled in silence,”  Psalm 94:17

One Response to “The Seasons of Life”

  1. Melody Says:

    Wonderfully refreshing!

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