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  • Writer's pictureDana Wade, Coach

Don’t Lose Heart, God’s Not Finished With You

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stands in the way of sinners or sits in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law, he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit IN season, and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Psalm 1:1-3

Learning to recognize change in the seasons of life takes time. Just like we experience Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, we experience seasons with God-seasons of life. These differing seasons can cause us to experience dryness in our relationships, especially with him, lonely or cold times where we journey alone without much companionship slow and quiet where we feel like life’s passing us by. Then there are seasons that are so crazy fast that we feel guilty that we don’t have quality time with God that we’d like to. BUT through all of these seasons God’s not finished with us dear ones.


Psalm 1 gives us the metaphor of trees to help us see more clearly. Such metaphors are used often in scripture to help us understand the ever changing processes of life. Trees don’t start out huge do they? They start out in seed form very much like we do in the womb. And just like trees, we have growing seasons. We begin small as babies but continue on in maturing all the way to old age. In between there are growing seasons, pruning seasons, and fruit bearing seasons of life.


But it’s in the pruning and growing seasons that we often feel change the most. This change can leave us with feelings of abandonment by God, even though we know according to the scriptures that God never leaves or forsakes us. The longer we journey with God the more we remember and trust that he is as near as the breath we breathe.


This doesn’t mean we won’t feel alone in these seasons, it just means we need to trust that God is working for us and in us maybe in more mysterious ways.


Isaiah the prophet reminds us that we journey with God on a highway called holiness; and because this is a life long journey with him of transformation, we won’t often recognize his involvement, even though he is very present and very aware of our current life situations.


SO DONT LOSE HEART FRIENDS-GOD IS NOT FINISHED WITH YOU


God’s ways are not our ways. His thoughts are not our thoughts-Isaiah reminds us in another place, so we must not grow weary during these seasons.


The apostle Paul gives this admonition to the church in Galatia when he says that we will experience DUE seasons.

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians‬ ‭6‬:‭9‬ ‭

So do not think that God is done with you yet. Do not think that God has forgotten you or abandoned you. It is in the valley that we grow. It is in the climbing of the mountains that we gain strength. Not every season is equal. God prunes us so we produce more fruit, so not every season is a fruit bearing season and we must not forget that.


WE CAN TRUST GOD NO MATTER WHAT SEASON WE ARE IN.


Whatever God begins in your life, He is the one who is faithful to complete it.

God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Cor. 1:9
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. 1 Thess. 5:23-24

Trust God while you wait. ❤️


Dana



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