We all have Seasons that we walk through in life....even in our Faith, we have Seasons. None....not one of us are perfect in our Faith, so therefore we experience seasons that make us stronger.
One of these seasons, is the "Harvest" season. This is considered to be a Favorite season for all. Should it be?? Showers of Blessings fall upon us. We feel encouraged to invite friends to Church....we express joy in our lives.....we walk close to the Lord and we eagerly pray and seek HIS fellowship. We serve God with a willing heart.
Next, we have the season of the "Valley." We find ourselves walking in a deep dark valley and we are covered with fear.
If we are not careful, we can find our hearts being filled with bitterness, pride, jealousy, and a loss of Hope.
On the other hand....this is the time when many people desperately reach out to God. In the good times, we simply ignore daily devotions and we feel that WE can handle everything by ourselves. BUT, when the valleys fall underneath our feet....all we know to do is to call out to God.
And then.....there is the "Desert" season. This is when a feeling of dryness consumes our whole being. We see nothing but failures and it seems that God is far away. What is it that causes us to find ourselves deep in the middle of dry sinking sand?
Discontentment? Sin? Worldly things? Could these be some of the reasons that we feel so distant from God? Often, we look to self fulfilling purposes in living....OR, we find that we have no direction to go.
I am miserable when I live in the desert season..... God has not gone anywhere....HE is still here. I am the one who strays away!!
Deliberate sins are the worse!!! When the Holy Spirit convicts me, I feel pain in my soul. I instantly feel shame and remorse..... I also feel like a complete failure.
These kinds of feelings make me want to hide from God. How can I seek HIM, how can I have a close relationship with GOD when I know that I have disappointed HIM?
There have been many times when I have hung my head low when seeking God and HIS forgiveness. But....scriptures says that we are to come Boldly to the throne of Grace.....
Thank you Lord for your Mercy and for your Grace!!
Praying that each of you are receiving showers of Blessings this day!!