Yesterday I took a step outside and closed my eyes as a breeze blew my hair wildly over my head. I thought to myself, “I can’t wait until the breeze outside is nice and crisp. I hate summer breezes…”
Seasons are inevitable but so are the changing of seasons. You have to have summer so you can have fall. You have to have winter so you can have spring. So whether I hate summer or love it doesn’t quite matter because it has to come in order for the following season to sprout it’s head.
Maybe you are in a season that you hate. Maybe it seems like this season of your life will never end. That no matter how many rain dances you do, the refreshing never comes. But I’m here to tell you, the season will change eventually. It has to. You can’t be stuck in winter forever. Spring has to come.
But if you’re having a hard time embracing your season, you aren’t alone. A little over a year ago I had just had my daughter. I was working 11 hour days and also working at my church on the weekends. I was exhausted to say the least. One Sunday morning I had just finished nursing my daughter and I stood up and saw myself in the mirror and immediately began to cry.
“I can’t do this, Lord. It’s way too much.” I told God.
“There is grace enough in this season for you.” He replied.
I’d had about a million people tell me that this season wouldn’t last forever but honestly that didn’t help me while I was in the thick of this tough, tough season. I had no idea how I was going to make it through this season with my head above water. But In that moment it hit me. Yes, my season will eventually change but until then I had enough grace for the here and now.
God is the fullness of everything we need. So if you need grace in the season, He has enough of it to give to you. If you need peace, He has enough to give to you. You will survive this season. Not only that, you will thrive in this season.
When you feel like you can’t do it anymore just remember, the changing of seasons is inevitable, but so is the grace for the season your in.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” -2 Corinthians 12:9