Thursday, May 23, 2013

turn, turn, turn.

lucky for me, florida decided to postpone the summer season for an extra few weeks this year; it was uncommonly 'cold' during the beginning of may.
i kept my window open all night and slept like a little angel baby within the arms of a cold, cozy cloud of down comforter.
also, that's not an invitation to break into my house during the colder weather months so don't even ask, you creepers.

this afternoon a friend and i spoke about seasons. not the weather, but the personal, lengthy or short, glorious or depressing, easy or hard, and everywhere in between, seasons of this roller coaster of life.
as cliche as it sounds-hard times are worth it.
we do the most growing. we learn the most about ourselves. we learn what we need, or better yet WHO we need to get us through.

"you aren't sufficient enough without Me. your sufficiency comes from Me because I AM sufficient and you are made in My likeness"*

and we learn wisdom. we learn how to take it. the harsh, painful blows of ourselves or others. we learn that we are no longer under the bondage and what we may believe are 'forever feelings' are simply seasonal. we learn to denounce, to not take ownership of anything that may has potential power over us.

Who is like the wise?
    Who knows the explanation of things? 
A person’s wisdom brightens their face
    and changes its hard appearance.*

we get to understand the seasons. the cold when it's supposed to be hot. the downs when we feel like we should be happy. and that wisdom changes us because we come to have hope and comfort in the promise that there is a time for everything. and that He has made everything beautiful in its own time.*

the Byrds got it. and sang Solomon's words to a little jiggy tune.

*2 Cor. 3:5, Ecc. 8:1, Ecc. 3:11

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