How has God brought good out of your disappointments?

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Times of weeping and mourning have special purposes. They often act as seasons that humble us, teaching us comfort so we can comfort others in their seasons of hardship and giving us perspective on how good the simple gifts of life are. 

When Scripture says, “there is a time to weep and a time to laugh,” (Ecc. 3:4) it also reminds us that just as times of sadness do not last, neither do times of laughter and fun. Whether we want it or not, we live through both types of seasons again and again. 

If you are a follower of Christ, you know that God is with you in times of grief and disappointment (Heb. 13:5). If you are experiencing these disappointments without God no wonder life may seem a little chaotic. You’re friends can’t solve the problems. Peace still escapes you after binging the latest Netflix shows. Look to God for the solution to your problems and the source of your peace. While a relationship with God doesn’t guarantee times of laughing without times of weeping, it does guarantee God’s presence through it all and eternal life.

As you come to the end of 2020, how are you going to frame this past year? How will you look back and talk about it? Will you choose to only see the times of mourning or will you choose to see this as an invitation to go deeper with God?

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