Psalm 146:2 "I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Time For Everything

Hi Everyone,

Ecclesiaties 12:1-11

¨There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

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,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. ¨

I´ve been reflecting on the news I recieved yesterday---I told someone about it yesterday and started crying very briefly---and their response wsa that I was ¨suppose to always be joyful and not cry about it.¨

I think that person meant well---but their answer wasn´t correct...because sometimes hard stuff hapens---we live in a sinful and fallen world--we are not home yet...we aren´t always going to have a smile on our face---there are going to be tears in this life at times.

There is a time for everything under the sun--and God gave us tear ducts for a reason---We also see that Jesus also wept.--Sometimes I wonder if being joyful always doesn´t also include that inner peace of knoing that God has things all in control and that He really knows about each and every situation.

As the rain refreshed the ground last night, my tears alone with Him refreshed my being---finally after several hours I drifted asleep, and woke up this morning with a slight sadness--but also peace---because I KNOW that He know and cares so very much---and everything is in His hands.--He will make everything beautiful in its time!

1 comment:

Sharon said...

So very true Crystal. Praying for you!