"To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:
A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted,
A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build up,
A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
A time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
A time to get and a time to lose, a time to keep and a time to cast away,
A time to rend and a time to sew, a time to keep silence and a time to speak,
A time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace."
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 AMP
As long as life goes on time will pass. It doesn't seem like such a friend sometimes when we are in pain or trouble but:
"For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory (beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!) II Cor 4:17 AMP
We aren't born forever and we don't die forever. It is a season that comes and then passes like everything else. C.S. Lewis said that, "Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world."
Dying, killing, weeping, morning, -these are the things that move us closer to God -they get our attention.
Birth, healing, laughing, dancing -this is when God whispers.
Remember, each season will pass. We will not be lonely and cry forever. Each new day is bringing us closer to a time of joy when God whispers -don't be so deaf from God's shouting that you can't hear His whispers. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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