A Season of Suffering

There is something about the fall that always speaks to me of suffering, of surrender and letting go. Yes, the leaves are gorgeous! But I sense a hint of sadness as the trees say goodbye to summer and become barren. Yet, God moves creation through this season every year.

Like the rest of creation, we move through seasons of suffering in our lives. These seasons can be discouraging and confusing. How can we make sense of this? How can we go through these seasons well? In ways that grow our relationship with Jesus?

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God Works Over Time (Be Patient!)

I have been thinking about patience and perseverance, with the fall crops being harvested and as verse from James 5 keeps coming to mind.

In my life, there are things I am praying and waiting for over time and the answers don’t seem to come quickly. Are you experiencing this in your life in some way, too?

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Actively Waiting

The lights are red in every lane.  No one is moving.  There is no choice but to wait.  We’d prefer to keep hitting green lights, to keep moving forward and get where we want to go.

But it’s not all about us.  There are other people, in other lanes, getting their green lights while we sit at a red light.  There is a practical plan with traffic lights; we understand the pattern that promises our lane will get a turn to go.IMG_20180410_121253108

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