Friday, February 5, 2010

A Tough Season

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:

A time to be born and a time to die, A time to plant and a time to uproot,

A time to kill and a time to heal, A time to tear down and a time to build,

A time to weep and a time to laugh, A time to mourn and a time to dance". Ecclesiastes 3:1-4



This was the bible verse that I clung to with all my life after our miscarriage.

It meant so much to me because I knew that even though Caleb and I were going through a time of weeping and mourning, that this time would pass and we would be singing and praising God again.

There's a lot going on right now that has kicked 2010 off to a very difficult and painful start.

As I write, my Mom and Aunt are in Arizona with my Uncle who is battling several cancers. It's not looking good, and the Dr's aren't giving him very much time.

This morning I got a shocking call from my Dad. Pastor Ed, the pastor of the church I grew up in, passed away this morning from a heart attack. He was my Dad's age, and his death was totally unexpected. I know many people (including myself and my family) are mourning his loss.

The list of difficult times includes loved ones searching for jobs and/or questioning the future of their jobs, marriages in trouble, financial problems in general,etc. I don't feel it's my place to share the details of these circumstances.

Why am I writing all of this? Not to be depressing, or to give the impression that there's no hope. Quite the opposite actually. I believe God's word and I believe that he is always with us. Even more so in times like this. I believe that he is carrying all of us through each of these circumstances. Please understand that I'm not making light of any of these situations, I just know that God promises that he loves us, that he's with us, and that he has a plan for us.

I believe that this may be a really hard year, but I know that God will be with us and that some day, I'll be able to look back at this time, and it will make the dancing and the singing mean so much more.



"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted". Matthew 5:4

2 comments:

Timmarie said...

I have been covering your family in prayer, specifically your mom. He will prove Himself faithful, even in the hard seasons.

Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

Beautiful, Christine. So beautiful! And yes, even in mourning there is hope. I love you!

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