Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
What season of life are you in? Each of us goes through periods of life that have a certain character--a few months or a few years, good times or difficult circumstances, times of brilliant joy or periods of dark clouds. Often we say, "It's just the season of life I'm in." But did you know that just as God has purposes for the seasons of nature, he also uses seasons in your life to grow you, work with you, and talk to you? Richard Blackaby explains in "The Seasons of God" how understanding the principles of the seasons can offer us hope, direction, insight, and intimacy with God himself. It's a thoughtful exploration of God's patterns at work in our lives--how his will is being carried out in the best way...at the best time. Your plans, your relationships, your career, your ministry--all have their unique God-intended moment. God's Word expresses it this way: "For "everything" there is a "season, " and a "time" for every matter under heaven." So what's your season of life? And what is God telling you through the season you're in?