A Time for Everything
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
The God-Given Task
9 What gain has the worker from his toil? 10 I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. 12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God's gift to man.
14 I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him. 15 That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away.
FINDING THE BALANCE ~
I woke up thinking about life and all the changes. It has been a balance of things over time. Sure there is concerning, worry, doubt and wonder. Then there is is faith, being positive and knowing God is able to handle whatever I face. It's not always easy during changing time, but there is a balance between life and death. We must learn to live in a new day and fill it with hope. What are you facing today that needs you to stir up your faith, hope and positive feelings? After all, worry doesn't do anything but bring you down. I look back and think about wasted time on things I couldn't do anything about anyway. It's a new day filled with opportunities. Let's purpose this a good day and balance out our time. Counting blessing is always a good thing.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.