Thursday, January 13, 2011

THANKFUL THURSDAY...change of season

Here it is another new year.
With the turning of the calendar, also we find a new season. Winter. And old Mr. Winter has certainly slammed us with cold, snow and ice all over the states. I live in the south, where we do not get much snow but this past weekend we got hit with 5 inches of snow. As much fun as getting a snow day is for us, the cold and ice that follows is not always fun.

I have been hearing alot of people complain and gripe about the cold weather. I don't especially like it, but I embrace it and know that it is only for a season.  I wonder what kind of a difference it would make if we would also look at troubles, trials and tribulations we face in life with that same attitude.

I often times look at stress and difficulties as a growing time. A new season. A time for God to work out some kinks in my life. Of course, like many folks, I would rather complain and gripe about the hard times but I know that this problem that I am facing right now is only temporary. It is only for a season. In due time, it will pass and it will only be a fleeting memory in my mind.

Just like the weather will change, so will the difficulties that we face. Through it all, there is only one thing that will remain the same. It never changes. It is the same on a windy day, a cloudy day and a sunny day. It remains constant when we are up, when we are down and when we are content. The Word of God NEVER changes. It remains the same, in every season of life that we find ourselves in.

Today on THANKFUL THURSDAY, I am grateful for God's Word that gives me clear direction for every season that I find myself in. It's Truth is solid, accurate, and applicable to all age groups through all generations!

“The grass withers, and the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:8 NKJV)

Isn't it a relief to know that there is something that does not change, or need to be modified or updated. We can stand upon the Word of God...through every season!

Lynn is hosting THANKFUL THURSDAY this month. Please share your grateful heart with ours by linking up over HERE!


Kathryn said...

Amen!! What a blessing it is to have a God who is steadfast in season and out of season, one who is faithful and unchanging when everything changes around us.

Nana Jul said...

I needed to hear that today! What a week...Changes flying too fast to grasp...
Thank you...and I am so glad HE never changes..and HIS WORD is my foundation.
Happy TT

Toia said...

I am with you on this one. I am definitely thankful for God's WORD never changing!! With so many things that can and will change in our lives, it's great to have this one constant!!

shopannies said...

What a great post as I get older the world begins to look different to me but I am so happy to know that no matter how much things change our Heavenly father stays the same greatness

Tiff said...

Amen! I actually like the cold weather - you can keep adding layers when it's cold. When it's hot, there are only so many you can take off!

Happy TT!