Sunday Reflection: To Everything a Season
To get the most out of this devotion, set aside time to read the Scripture referenced throughout.
Many plants and trees go dormant during the cold winter months, but did you know indoor plants also take a rest? This happens because, like all living things, they have a biological clock. They stop growing outwardly in order to return stronger in the spring.
Like them, we go through different seasons—plenty and want, joy and sorrow, gain and loss. Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us, “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every matter under heaven.” Thankfully, we serve a God who holds all things in perfect balance, a God of order and perfection. (See Col. 1:16-17.)
Right now, the world outside is in full bloom. Perhaps the same can be said of you. But if the opposite is true of your life right now, take heart because “weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5). Whatever season you’re in, God’s there, too—ready to delight in your sunny times of growth or hold you close till the dark days end.
Think about it
• What might God want you to take away from your current season? Could someone benefit from the things you’re learning?
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In Touch Daily Devotional 15 August 2021 By Charles Stanley
In Touch Daily Devotional 15 August 2021 Message. Dr. Charles F. Stanley is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.