To Everything a Season

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