EVERYTHING or DEAD END ~
Straight ahead of me is a road and I can see the mountains, water, trees and a beautiful clear sky. God's creation and purpose! There are also roads that just end and you can't go any further. Be careful on the roads you travel. Sometimes a dead end, means to rethink things and begin again.
A Time for Everything
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
9 What do workers gain from their toil?
10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.
14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.
15 Whatever is has already been,
and what will be has been before;
and God will call the past to account.
16 And I saw something else under the sun:
In the place of judgment—wickedness was there,
in the place of justice—wickedness was there.
17 I said to myself,
“God will bring into judgment
both the righteous and the wicked,
for there will be a time for every activity,
a time to judge every deed.”
18 I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. 19 Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless.
20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.21 Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?”
22 So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot.For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?
THE LORD LEADS US THROUGH IT ALL ~
He never gives us more than we can bear.
This scripture above means so much. It shows me that a flip side of life. A season for everything and a purpose beyond measure. Only God knows what this day will hold. It will hold new beginnings for many and God will guide your life into greater things. Maybe today is hard for you and please know I care. Maybe today feels like the worst day in the world and you feel so alone. I can promise you that you are not alone. God is right there and working things out more you can imagine.
I have days of a mixture of good thoughts and hard thoughts. Suddenly things happen in our lives and we must deal with new normals. I have faced many changes in my life over my years and I can see how God has been right there. Even moments of not understanding this plan or things I have seen. I keep the faith and press forward. I am so thankful that God has placed people in my life that just know me. We are on this road together because your reading this. I care about you and I might not even know you. But God has place this blog into action for you and me. A connect over roads and showing his power continues through all seasons of life. Thank you for taking the time to read this today. Stir up hope and keep the faith in all seasons.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.