“As long as the earth endures, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease” (Genesis 8: 22).
Whenever January rolls around I am always reminded at how fast time seems to fly by. Unfortunately, I am also reminded of the many things I didn’t get crossed off my list this year. Just like many other chronically ill people, I plan so many things that just don’t get done. With every passing day, I find myself more and more discouraged. I know I am not alone in these struggles!
Part of my problem is being able to prioritize life’s everyday demands against the reality of God’s will. I don’t like to admit that some of the things I feel are important really aren’t important in the long scheme of things.
The logical question for us all to ask then is, “How do I discover what God’s will is for me?” This is one of the most common questions asked by Christians, and yet its answer is relatively simple: God’s will for us is entwined all throughout Scripture.
When we spend time reading the Word and in prayer, God’s will for our lives slowly comes to the surface as we live out the Christian faith. God’s will for us isn’t so much as what job we should have or what clothes we should wear. God’s will is about sharing His love with those around us. It’s about enduring hardship so that God is given the glory. It’s about worshiping the Almighty Creator. It’s about trusting Him every day, as time goes on.
It encourages me greatly to know that no matter what this day brings, God is here with me and will help me endure so that His power can be displayed. Seasons may come and go, but God remains the same forever. Make spending time with God a priority and your hectic, busy life won’t seem so crazy. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
Prayer: Father, help me to grow in my Christian faith as I read Your Word. I’m so thankful that Your love for me does not change! Amen.
About the Author
Bridget Gazlay resides in beautiful West Michigan. She struggles with fibromyalgia, endometriosis, IBS, kidney stones, and migraines. She works full time but writes and designs fabric art on the side. Bridget’s prayer is that anyone who comes across her writing or artwork would see she allows, “God’s creation to be my inspiration.” Find out more about Bridget at, www.pfccreations.com.
How do you find time to study God’s Word? Have you seen how it gives you a clear perspective of God’s will for your life?
Nichole Nordeman sings “Every Season” in this beautiful video. I hope it touches you today. -Lisa