Daily Reflections

Every Season is a Gift

December 28, 2023 Colleen Chao

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. —Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV

We’ve all lived through those long winter months of life when those around us seem to be enjoying a balmy summer. Their joy may feel like the final blow to your hurting heart, and it takes all the grace you can muster to rejoice with them.

But seasons change, sometimes quickly, and someday they, too, will know their winters while you celebrate your summer. In this mysterious dance of seasons, we learn to offer both comfort and joy to one another, each in our turn.

Some seasons last a long time, but none lasts forever. Singleness was a long season in my life. But it came to a sudden end when I turned thirty-four, and in the blink of an eye a new season was upon me, with brand-new joys and challenges.

Psalm 116:7 says, “Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you” (esv). So, here’s what I keep preaching to myself: This season will soon pass. Don’t miss out on these gifts from God.


Every Season Is a Gift” (ReviveOurHearts.com/blog)

Scripture taken from The ESV

Make it Personal

How can you embrace both the hardships and joys of today as gifts from God?