Faith

Chapter 7 A Time to Remain Faithful

A time to weep,

And a time to laugh,

A time to mourn,

And a time to dance.

Ecclesiastes 3:4

This Chapter opens with the story of Elizabeth and Zacharias. If you’re unfamiliar with them they are the most remarkable couple in the Bible. ‘Both known for being righteous before God. Yet despite their faithfulness, the couple struggled with infertility.’

I honestly thought about reviewing this chapter without touching on their story. But at the last minute I decided I should because I know so many women struggle with infertility. I can’t relate to it, but my heart goes out for the ones who have struggled.

You can read their story in the book of Luke, Chapter 1 Verses 1-25.

‘We all go through times of sadness and loss as well as times of hope and joy.’

‘But no matter what season of life we’re in-whether marked by hardship and pain or great joy and celebration-we can remain true and faithful to God even in the midst of our experiences.’

‘We can trust that God can transform our most painful and difficult areas into emblems of beauty and inspiring stories of restoration.’

I love that the Bible helps us not feel so alone when going through difficult times. That since the beginning of time people have struggled and God’s restoration gives us hope.

We all have this fear to share our struggles and I’m not sure why. I’m not sure if we are scared of being judged, (which let’s be honest they will no matter what)? OR is it because we want to look perfect and put together? Life isn’t perfect, people are not perfect, and life is full of disappointments. But by sharing our stories and opening up about our struggles and how you got through that terrible season and into a season of joy could help someone else and give that person hope.

Whether our current season of life is marked by hardship and pain or great joy and celebration, we can remain faithful knowing that God remains with us.’

-Erin

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