“You’re the God of seasons, I’m just in the winter.
If all I know of harvest is that it’s worth my patience.
Then if you’re not done working, God I’m not done waiting.”
— Seasons // Hillsong United
I spent a lot of time in 2017 feeling super frustrated — I was impatient for progress with a few of our kids, our big house remodel project, and even our marriage. I’ve been frustrated with the pain in my body and with my own habits too.
But what I often miss and forget during these times of frustration is that it’s a season I’m walking through, not a death sentence. It won’t be like this forever. That doesn’t always feel true, but it is true.
I’m working with God to see growth in myself and in these different areas, so progress is bound to come. Progress is bound to come for you too. So what do we do while we wait for that change we’re hoping for?
I want this season to pass, but I also want to handle it in a godly way. Maybe we could follow Paul’s words in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18:
pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
We can’t forget a harvest is on its way. We may feel like a seed buried under mounds of dirt right now, and maybe we are. Can we be okay with the growth that’s coming? Patience, soul… patience.