Ecclesiastes 3 English Standard Version (ESV)
A Time for Everything
3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
The bible talks about time as being part of our life if you like it or not there is a time for all! We would have to face certain times in our lives and embrace certain times in our lives. There are good times and bad times, but one thing we can be sure of is that the good and the bad will come. Ready or not we embrace the good times. Are we ready for the bad ones, are we going to keep standing when the bad times have passed? There are times we dread before they come. Let us be as the wise man who built his house on “the rock” (=JESUS) and not on sand so that we are stronger when bad times come and that we remain standing when bad times pass us by and last but not least that we are prepared as much as we can in this life and the next!
God my prayer today is search my heart Lord and any found doubt and fear of time take away and replace with your peace and give me the wisdom to prepare for the bad times for this life and the next!