Have you ever had it seem like a particular season just kept dragging on? The first day of spring has come and gone, yet there is still snow falling from the sky. You’re tired of the cold, tired of having to layer the kids up every time you leave the house, tired of the gray skies…just plain tired of winter. Yet, it won’t go away.
It’s funny how this can happen the same way in seasons of our life. Where our season just seems to keep dragging on and it seems like we will never make it out of that particular season, especially if it’s a messy one.
These messy seasons take on a crushing nature. It may look like endless sickness in your house. It may look like a constant battle with depression. It may look like day in and day out of tantrums with your child. It may look like never having time for your spouse. It may seem like every time you make it over one hurdle another one comes at you. It’s just plain messy.
I find myself in these messy seasons questioning what I’m missing. Am I doing something wrong? Am I failing at motherhood? Am I failing at being a wife? Am I failing at keeping Christ the center of my life? Everything is so messy, so wrong, so hard, what is it that I’m doing wrong?
But what if that’s not it? What if we aren’t doing anything wrong? What if sometimes, life is just messy? What if sometimes, a season is just rough? What if that season is messy, not because we did anything to cause it, but because it’s just messy?
Friend, sometimes our season is just plain messy, and then sometimes it just gets messier.
But we aren’t alone. We are never alone. God is right there with you. He is persistent. He won’t leave you in the middle of that messy season.
In fact friend, He’s using it. As much as God wants for you to be out of the messy season you’re in, He cares so much more about who you’re becoming through it. He’s watching you. He sees you.
He sees that you are learning to press into Him.
He sees that you are learning to let go.
He sees that you are learning to embrace rest.
He sees that you are developing something within you, that just maybe, without this messy season you wouldn’t have developed.
Maybe it’s not about what you did but what He is doing in you.
Life can be downright messy at times. Sometimes it gets messier before it gets better. Press in sweet friend, don’t give up. Don’t relent. You just keep moving forward through that season because what God is doing in you is worth it. Sweet friend, He is always worth it.