Only For A Season
None of us like being sick with a cold or the flu it is a terrible feeling. When we are suffering with a cold or the flu we feel miserable, and we cannot seem to get comfortable. It is in the midst of dealing with the cold that we take all types of medicine trying to find relief from the achy head and stuffy nose that we are dealing with. After a while the cold subsides and we begin to feel better because we had to do what was necessary so we could get back to normal health. In our journey of life as Christians there are going to be seasons when we will have to suffer through some things and some situations. Just like the cold or flu we will have to do what is necessary to get past the season of suffering.
The Scripture reminds us that, after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. I encourage you today to remember that when you are going through a season of suffering that The Lord has not abandoned you, but is using this season to strengthen you physically and spiritually. It is when you are going through difficult times that you learn to lean and depend on The Lord more than you do any other time in your life. It is in those times of suffering that you look to The Lord and know that He will see you through.
After you go through the short season of suffering The Lord has promised you that He Himself will restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. This may be a hard season but it is one that God is using to establish you in His Kingdom. I do not like the season of suffering, but I thank God that He is with me in the season and the season is blessing me more than I could ever imagine.
Since I know that The Lord is restoring, confirming, strengthening and establishing me I have no doubt, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!”
When I have to go through a season of suffering, Lord remind me that you are with me, and using this season to bless and promote me. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY