A Time for Everything
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 NIV
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Do you have a collection? It might be something you need or maybe it is just something you care about.
While I don’t have anything I officially collect, there are times I have to gather up courage or strength for a task. Sometimes I need just a little more of something to help me get through an unpleasant responsibility.
God’s Word has so much to offer when I am lacking in strength. His Word reminds me He has strengthened others in their time of need and that He is there in my time of need as well.
“The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” Exodus 15:2
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:29
“It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.” 2 Samuel 22:33
“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” I Chronicles 16:11
“It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.” Psalm 18:32
On the way,
2 thoughts on “A Time to Gather Stones”
There are so many verses, but my favorite is Psalm 27:1–“The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” This has been one of my life verses.
I love that one too!