I have been drawn to this passage the past week. These verses stuck out to me today.
Eccl. 7:13 Consider the work of God: who can make straight what he has made crooked? 14 ¶ In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.
There are times in our lives where we want God to restore something we had. We even want it sometimes so that it will bring God glory. I often want God to straighten out messes for me. Until today I never thought that sometimes God is the one who has made it crooked? Just because it isn’t straight doesn’t mean it isn’t God.
The point is to be obedient and to allow God to direct our lives. He has made the good ones as well as the “bad”.
Lamentations 3:22-23English Standard Version (ESV)
22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[a]his mercies never come to an end;23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
The “new mercies every morning” in this verse means that not only is God available to us every day, but he tailors the mercies and strength we need for each day’s specific needs!! Puts Ecc 7:14 into perspective doesn’t it?
This is the Day that the Lord has made we will rejoice and be glad in it!!!
Eccl. 3:1 ¶ For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
Sitting here with Owen I am thanking God for the chance to bring him to the island. This year I have been staying back at the Doc’s house every other day because it is just too much on both of us to go to kids camp every day. Today I am staying back.
I began reminiscing about the last time I was here (two years ago) Johnny was 10 and Kaitlyn was 8. John and I cooked that year so there was plenty to do. I didn’t have to worry about the kids much they were experienced enough and old enough to get by pretty good. It was the perfect year for me to help with cooking. It was a season of life that enabled John and I to work together on it. It was a lot of fun.
In life there are seasons. Sometimes it is scary to walk through because they change so quickly. Other times you can’t wait for a new season to come. The most important thing is too do all you can during each season so your life is full and let your regrets be few.
When we get home we will begin a new season. I am really excited! I am also terrified. How will I weather the season? One thing I know for sure is that I want to live it to the fullest. Redeeming the time!
Eccl. 3:12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live;