Change opens the way to greater good.
Nature moves in cycles from activity to dormancy. First comes a clearing away of the old, then a time of stillness, then new life. Seasons change in a predictable way; yet my life may not always appear so orderly. What may look like turmoil is really life transforming into a new season. What may look like inactivity is really the precursor to new growth. As a child, I learned what to expect from spring, summer, fall, and winter. As an adult, I learn to trust the cycles of renewal in my own life. I learn from the past, release what no longer serves me, and create each new day. I appreciate the endings that lead to new beginnings, and give thanks that the goodness of God is present in every experience.
I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.”—Psalm 31:14