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In Time – Devotional by Melissa Talbot

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“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1


This too shall pass,” has become a popular sentiment spoken in times of crisis and heartbreak. Certainly the state of the world, more so in the past nine months, has given pause to hope and believe these same words to be true.

Within my own periods of distress, the thought that time will sweep away the hurt has been an unexpected source of encouragement. Even though it took months, in some instances, to overcome an emotional hurdle, the passing time proved itself a soothing balm to my heart — enabling me to reflect and respond, internally, to what happened and ponder how it positively shaped me.

Today’s verse comes as a deeper affirmation of the past lessons I have learned. No matter what life will throw at me, it won’t last forever. Though the unforeseen situation has a beginning, it will have an ending and something else will take its place. Whether good or unwelcome, there will be a timeline. An uplifting truth.

The passing of calendar days will bring change. As followers of Christ, our response to the turning tides can speak volumes to those around us. Our difficulties, while seemingly insurmountable at the moment, are overshadowed by our knowledge of our Savior, Jesus, who has promised to carry us through, bolstering our resolve in ways never before anticipated.

So, let us create positive opportunities in times of crisis through sharing the unchanging greatness that can only be found in the saving grace and strength of Jesus.

Precious Father, you know that for most of my life, I have both disliked and feared change. Yet, it has only been through my relationship with you that I have not only been able to accept that change is inevitable, but embrace it as an opportunity to grow as your child in positive ways. Keep me grounded in you so that I may be an example of the good that can come from knowing you in an ever-changing world. It is in Jesus’ name that I praise and thank you. Amen.

Thank God that all things work together for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose (Romans 8.28). Pray for any friends who are going through difficult situations.

By Melissa Talbot
Used by Permission


FURTHER READING

• A Bible Study on Waiting on God
•  How to Spend a Day With the Lord
•  How to begin a relationship with God



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