Monday, April 29, 2013

"It's Just a Season"

I can remember those really really hard days of mothering a preschooler. Some days I thought God must have been crazy to give me a child - because clearly I had no idea what I was doing! During those crazy, chaotic moments, someone would always come beside me and say, "Don't worry, this is just a season." And low and behold, right before I lost my mind, something would give and it would get better. And I'd think, "Whew, they were right! It was just a season and now everything is all better."

But then a funny thing would happen. Right when I was getting comfortable in my new reality of perfect parenting, something would slip and a new problem would arise. What the heck? And I'd be right back to crazy and chaotic days (albeit with different craziness this time). 

And then I came to realize something.  It's ALL a season. Not just the bad stuff, but the good stuff too. And it's not just about parenting.  When your job is going perfect - watch out - because that's just a season, and things are going to get tough.  But that's okay, because the tough stuff is just a season too.

And your marriage - look out friends, the bad season is coming. But if you can just cling to Jesus, know that a good season is around the corner.  But good or bad, it's not forever.  It ebbs and flows.

Life has it's good and bad days, it's good and bad seasons. And one thing I've learned is that the seasons always change. And that's okay! We learn, and grow, and become stronger in the rough seasons. And we rejoice, and relax, and renew during the good seasons.

I think sometimes we wait for the time to come when everything will be alright, and we don't have to experience any more bad seasons. Friends, that isn't going to happen on earth. But if you know and love Jesus, when the seasons of life end, you'll go be with Him, and the seasons will end and our perfect eternity will begin. But until then, on earth, one thing I know is "This too shall pass."  It's just a season.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. 
Ecclesiastes 3:1-3

Kelly Combs is a Christian wife, mom, writer and speaker. You can learn about Kelly by visiting her website at

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Sharon Sloan said...

Hi Friend! Great reminder. And I just read Ecc 3 last night! I think God is telling me something! :)
I just finished Priscilla Shirer's One In A Million Bible study. Excellent study! She said we are always either on our way into the wilderness, in it, or on our way out. God TAKES us through the wilderness seasons to keep our eyes on Him and deepen our relationship with Him.
I remember thinking potty training was a hard season! Oh boy...that looks easy now that we are way beyond it.
Good word, friend. Hugs.

Roxy said...

I love the frankness of this post! It keeps me realistic and grounded.