We all have ‘night seasons’ in our lives. Seasons of struggles, trials, storms and pain. These seasons can seem to go on forever.
As we pray for God to change things in our lives, and walk and work in faith, we can sometimes sense a transition. We can sense that God is gradually changing things.
I have a quick word of encouragement for you.
I want to remind you that no matter how subtle, gradual or slow the transition change may seem that change is always sudden.
Think about the longest, darkest, stormiest night you’ve endured. I’m not using a metaphor here, I’m talking about a literal, long, dark stormy night. No matter how long that night was, when the morning light broke through…it was sudden.
Psalm 30:5 (NKJV)
5 For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But [a]joy comes in the morning.
Think about a gradual 180 degree turn. No matter how gradual the change, when you finally begin to go straight is always sudden.
In fact, the action of even gradually changing direction is still sudden. No matter how subtle the turn…you aren’t going straight any more.
I know we often hear the cliché, ‘a change is coming’. If you think about it, your change may not be coming, you may be in your season of change right now. And, though your transition may be slow the change is always sudden.
Please don’t give up in your season of turnaround. DON’T GIVE UP IN THE ‘TURN AROUND’!
Remember that everything that God predicted, declared or promised…no matter how long it took — always happened suddenly.
Isaiah 48:3 (NKJV)
3 “I have declared the former things from the beginning;
They went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it.
Suddenly I did them, and they came to pass.