A Time for Everything

There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under the heavens”

Ecclesiastes 3: 1

Dear Lord, 

Today, I’m writing for your strength, grace, and goodness for those who are being called to slow down, be patient, rest, and heal. Today’s world has glorified the busy, the active, the doers of the world. 

Yet we must remember just as we’re not always called to rest and be still, we’re also not always asked to do. 

There is time for everything. 

For the doers, the people who like to take action, the goal setters, and achievers, stillness be more challenging than pushing through the discomfort of doing the work. 

Still, there are things, no matter how many mind-over-matter mantras we recite, won’t be achieved until we learn to surrender and rest. Handing over the reins can be more challenging than trying to hold on and push through the discomfort, even when it’s needed for rebuilding to begin. 

Rest allows healing to happen. 

If I am being called to rest, help me find patience in the stillness. Help me trust your plan for my healing and rebuilding. 

If I am being called to move, help me find the strength and courage to take the next step. 

For everyone being called to rest or move, let them find peace in you. 

There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under the heavens:

a time to give birth 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 mourn and a time to dance;

a time to weep and a time to laugh; 

a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;

a time to embrace and a time to avoid embracing;

a time to search and a time to count as a lost;  

a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to sew,

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.

Ecclesiastes 3: 1 – 8 

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