Something to Savor in Every Season
“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.” Psalm 43:5
My chair sunk further into the sand as each wave crashed, flooding the shore. For a moment, I paused and broke eye contact with the words on the page before me, gazing at the sky above in awe of God. I thanked him for the beauty that surrounded me—for the chance to rest both physically and spiritually.
But then I looked to my right. There, splashing in the water, was a young couple with their child. Glancing to my left, my eyes met the belly of a very pregnant beach-goer. In this moment, I had a choice. Would I spiral down and allow my circumstances to guide my feelings, or would I fix my eyes on the God who remains sovereign over these circumstances, choosing to savor the season He has me in?
There truly is something to savor in each and every season we face. At times, it takes a bit of digging, but if we open our eyes and read between the lines of our trials and struggles, there are blessings to be found. Furthermore, regardless of how desperate of a heartache we find in ourselves, as Christians we have hope and salvation which remain secure through the shifting sands of life. Now that’s something to savor.
Father, thank You for the many blessings You pour over our lives. Thank You for remaining steadfast and patient even as we overlook and forget all the ways You’ve shown Your love to us. Remove our blinders which keep us from having eyes to see in the midst of trials. And help us to fix our eyes on You. In Jesus' name, Amen.
What is one thing you’re savoring in your current season of life?
Brittany Allen is a follower of Christ, wife to James, and momma to two in Heaven. She exists to bring God glory and prays her writing is an avenue for that. She longs to encourage women to think and live biblically and thrives on seeing women open up their hearts to the Savior and to other women around them.