Like the changes in the seasons, Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer our lives go through seasons of change as well. What season are you in?
We all fall down and make mistakes. Or adversity strikes us. The adversity can be a decline in health, a decline in our personal relationships or a decline in our finances or a failed business. During this season of change you have the tendency to fall further from yourself, further from the person you thought you knew. Than comes Winter.
During this season your spirit is chilled, sometimes frozen hence you hibernate and hide your feelings of frustration, hurt and disappointment. You spiral even further out of control into a cold, dark place. A place where depression takes hold of you and the light doesn’t shine. Than without warning, when you least expect it you see a light.
It is in this season that you start to step out into the light. It is in this season that hope arises in you again. Perhaps a friend, counselor or relative has seen something in you and says something to you that makes you begin to believe again, hope again.
Summer comes and you’ve embraced your fall and are ready to leave the cold winter. The early light of dawn leaps you into the sun where your spirit is warmed. It’s here that you start to breathe again and dream again. A new person is awoken, stronger and better than before. The wings of adversity now carry you.
You need to believe that God did this. It didn’t happen by chance, this is God working in your life. Embrace Him, be grateful to Him. Thank Him for the adversity because now you are stronger than you ever thought you could be.
by Marjorie Binette, MD