The practicality of the truths of Scripture sometimes confound my mind. How is it that the God who created heaven and earth and holds it all in the palm of His hand is also able to explain my own life to me in such simple terms?

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.

God has seasons planned for everything; what must his day planner look like? He understands the passage of time – even though He is outside of time. His tender understanding of the seasons we need for weeping, balanced with times of laughter, mourning and rejoicing – Jesus experienced the full range of life here on earth, and knows what we need.

He knows what – and when – we should hold onto things, and let them go. When to speak or be silent. If only we could be quick to turn to Him for wisdom, we would know what it’s time for at any given moment.