As I look at the beautiful foliage on full display outside my window, I see handfuls of the autumn masterpieces swirl, whirl and scuffle around with the wisps of the wind and whimsically float to new destinations. The aroma of pumpkin coffee brewing fills the inside of my home and the goodness and faithfulness of Jesus overwhelms the inside of my heart.
In this comfortable moment, it is easy to recognize Jesus’ hand on my life and to trust Him. All is well, so it is easy to. But we also know, that often a new season brings a different set of challenges and change. Will we trust Jesus when life does not present so lovely to us? What about when our circumstances lack the beauty and contentment we once saw to bare trees, dull skies and no coffee for our coffee maker, will we trust Him then?
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
In those challenging times when burdens come upon us, it can be harder to place our confidence in Jesus. The great news is, His faithfulness is not dependent upon our circumstances or feelings for Him. His unfailing character is always present and fully arranged at its peak for us, whether we believe it true to be or not.
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23)
There is so much we can harvest for our souls from God in this season. I pray that you taste and see Jesus in autumn, and hibernate in your heart a confidence that He will always yield faithful.
“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” (Psalm 34:8)