Thursday, September 20, 2012

This is the day that the LORD has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it

Ecclesiastes 7:14

In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.

When things go well, be happy.  Enjoy it while it lasts for this too shall pass.

When things are difficult, be reflective.  There have been good times and bad times and God has overseen each and every one of them.  As mysterious as propserity came and went, so will adversity often come and go and this too shall pass.

James 4:13-14

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.

We do not know if the earthly future holds for us prosperity or adversity.  We do, however, know that our God goes before us and by faith in Him we can overcome all adversity and be humbled by all prosperity.

"This too shall pass."

All of it. The good. The bad. And the in-between.

It reminds me of the closing line of Anne of Green Gables,

"`God's in his heaven, all's right with the world,'"

If you believe He is, then it certainly is for as long as He is in Heaven everything is certainly right. Come what may, it is right. The turbulence of our lives is anchored in the constance of our King's throne and the One Who ever intercedes before it on our behalf.  By His grace, it is and ever will be right.

God's glory is the only thing that never fades and never passes.  It is and ever will be in any and every thing forever always, amen!

1 comment:

  1. it's so hard to remember in each season that it's only temporary, and i think the difficulty in rough seasons is to believe that it is forever and god has forgotten about me. the difficulty in good seasons is that i WANT it to last forever and i almost hold god at arms length and suspect that he's just ready and waiting to rip it all away from me. in both seasons i distrust his goodness in his sovereignty.