Have you ever noticed that the seasons change? Well, of course, you know about the seasons on the earth like spring, summer, fall, and winter. I am meaning the spiritual season or the seasons in our lives.
I will admit that sometimes I don't realize until later that I am going through a different season. God is so amazing though. He helps us through each season in our life and each step as long as we trust in him. I have had times where there was lots of joy, and also times where I was being refined.
The refining process I think was the hardest and sometimes I have to go back through the refining process. For me, the refining process included me losing a lot of family/friends. I went through troubles, sorrows, and learning who was going to be there for me. It was a hard time but it was edifying.
I had seasons where I had close friends then the season for those friends changed. Some moved, and some slowly drifted away. I learned that God should always be first in my life then everything else would fall into place. My little family (husband and kids) have taught me a lot as well. They taught me to be less selfish (which was hard because I am an only child). I also learned how to love more.
I have a son who has high functioning autism which is another thing that has taught me a lot. I am still learning how to handle some of the meltdowns and some days it is really hard but I know that God is always there and I can turn to him whenever I am in need.
Seasons change and each season have its own set of challenges but if we put our trust in the Lord fully he will guide us through any hurdle we face. God is in control. Let's lay down our will and trust in God's perfect plan.
Hope this has helped you in some way.