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Ecclesiastes 3:11

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Trust is something we put into action every day. I trust that other commuters driving on the highway will obey the rules and stay in their lanes. I trust that my internet or Wi-Fi connection will work, allowing me to access Google or Instagram. We trust man-made laws and technology, even when they sometimes fail or fall short. So, why is it so difficult to trust God? Why is it that we lose trust in Him when He doesn’t immediately answer our prayers or quickly fulfill His promises? Why do we so easily forget that He is the one who…

He has made everything beautiful in its time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11, Holy Bible, New King James)

Seasons of life are not defined by clocks or calendars. They are experienced as infants, toddlers, preschoolers, tweens, teens, young adults, baby boomers, and seniors. The clock ticks the same for all of us, sixty seconds in each minute, but life becomes a winter snowball racing downhill as we age.

We remember life through events and celebrations, birthdays, school graduations, first vehicle, marriage or career decisions, first home, children, and grandchildren. God sees how we react to each of these seasons. He measures our spiritual progress, not by clocks or calendars, but by His delight in how His beauty shines through us.

Prayer: Eternal God, I am thankful Your presence shines in all seasons of my life. Amen.

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”  (Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV) My husband received an e-mail from his friend which really got my attention.  The story was about a young man named Jack.  His father died when he was young and his neighbor, Mr. Belser, was a great influence on him while growing up.  Mr. Belser taught him carpentry which helped him decide on a career and eventually open his own business. One day, his Mom called to let him know that Mr. Belser had passed away.  He caught the next flight home not wanting…