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Faith column: In life we also go through seasons of change

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WORTHINGTON — I can’t believe we are into April already this week! April is an exciting month each year for everyone that lives in the great Midwest as seasons start changing. The ice melts and snow is gone.

A couple weeks it was so nice out that we went for a family walk and my boys and I played some soccer outside. Then it was just a couple days later we were back to winter with the temps colder again and the grass covered with white snow. This time of year, you never know if you are going to wake up to a spring day or if it is going to be winter again. It seems to flip back and forth during these Midwest springs.

Just like a change of seasons and transitioning into spring, you may be able to relate to a changing season in your personal life. In Ecclesiastes 3:1 it says, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven.”

We all have more seasons in our life than just winter, spring, summer and fall. A season of a new baby in the home, a new job, a time of retirement, or maybe even a time of sickness or new challenges we were not expecting in our lives.

Seasons in our lives bring different challenges, experiences and different emotions for all of us. None of us are exempt from going through different seasons.

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Spring is a great season as we watch things come to life again. Soon the trees will bud new leaves, the grass will turn green, and new flowers and plants will begin to pop up once again. We welcome the fresh new life and change after the long winter months.

Like spring, do you have fresh new things coming into your life from the Lord? Maybe you are at a spot that you wish things would change and there would be a sense of fresh hope in your life’s current situations. Maybe it seems that your winter season has lasted too long.

The Bible tells us in Psalm 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding; in all of your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.”

If you are tired of walking the same path in the same season, I challenge you to put your trust in the Lord. Follow Psalm 3 and HE will direct your path in the midst of your current season of life.

Lamentations 3:22 says, “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say.”

No matter what season you are in right now, be encouraged and strengthened in the Lord. He is a God of new seasons and new mornings. Just as Galatians tells us, “Do not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we don’t give up.”

Keep putting your faith and trust in God and you will see something new in your life. May God bless you with a new season of fresh new life in him.

Ryan Enderson is pastor of Abundant Life in Worthington.

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