“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” -Ecclesiastes 3:1
Today starts a new season of the year, with the ending of Summer and the beginning of Fall. Just like the changing of seasons in nature, our lives are full of seasons, and some seasons are more enjoyable than others. We have good days and bad days, we have mountain top experiences, and we have valley experiences. God, no doubt, brings us through different seasons of our lives to teach and develop us.
But not every season is brought on by God. Sometimes our actions or choices bring on unintended seasons in our lives. For example, when David committed adultery with Bathsheba, he brought on a season of problems, heartache, and loss in his life and in the lives of others. This season of David's life was not of God, for it was brought on by David’s own actions.
Nevertheless, we all face hard seasons, whether God leads us to it or we lead ourselves to it. Just remember that this season will come to pass. God doesn't intend to leave us in hard seasons to stay forever, but only for a time, in order to mold and make us into what He would have us to be. The key to navigating all seasons is to keep our eyes on God and to learn to trust and appreciate His perfect timing.