For A Season
For a season, there will be troubles,
For the needed time, then they will go.
God has a purpose for every trial;
They are only for a season, you know.
Overwhelmed with sudden loss and anguish,
With a heavy heart, broken in despair.
Look up to Jesus for His comfort –
Even for this season, He will be there.
For a season, sufferings are our portion,
But, then, in a moment, they will pass away.
And after the season of our sorrows,
Heaven’s glory will shine bright as day.
February 24th, 2002
(Dedicated to the Lockharts)
Romans 8:18 and 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season,
if need be, ye are in heaviness
through manifold temptations.
1 Peter 1:6
The Bible teaches that we will have manifold (many kinds of) trials. That we are to rejoice in them. That there is a need for us to go through them, that the Lord has a purpose for every trial He allows in our lives.
There is also a bright ray of hope shining through that verse, which at first, in the darkest moments, we may overlook. It is just five simple words:
Though – though it may not seem joyful when we are going through them. Our hearts may be heavy and weighed down.
Now – right here, right now, you are going through a trial, but the trial isn’t all there is on the horizon. All is not bleak or gloomy, though it may seem like it now.
And finally, for a season – There is an appointed time for every trial, there is a season of struggle that we go through, but like the seasons of the year, they will end in time, and a new period will begin in our lives. In Ecclesiastes 3:1, God says “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”
Let the Lord fulfill His will in your lives, cling to Him through the trials, let Him teach you what He wants you to learn from this season, and cling to the Biblical hope that “…we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
The Lord Jesus Christ knows what He is doing! Just trust Him, and if the road is rough, let Him be your refuge and let Him carry you safely in His everlasting arms. (See Deuteronomy 33:27)
Written February 24th, 2002