Growing pains seem to hurt the worst, but trust the process. The pain that you are feeling does not compare to the joy that’s coming (Romans 8:18).
As we grow we experience both wins and losses. We have good times, but bad times also. We cry, celebrate, and mourn as well. Ecclesiastes 3, talks about seasons and how there is a season for everything. We must trust God’s timing and believe that the seasons will change. I know that you are tired. I know that you feel like God has left your side. I know that you want to give up, but your time is coming. Do not give up! Do not be dismayed, because God is able to do all but fail.
Although you may experience the highs and lows of life, you must continue to have joy. You must continue to seek God’s will. By rejoicing during all seasons, you are able to create a smooth transition into the next. There is a season to mourn the death of loved ones, but there is also a time to celebrate their lives. There is a season to hold on, but also a time to let go. There is a time to love, and a time to give. Trust that in God’s timing all things will be made well. Even Job went through a tough season in his life. The devil literally took everything from him, but he still served God. He learned to be content no matter what the enemy threw his way. Because he continued to trust God, God gave him double for his trouble within his new season.
What season are you in? Are you in Winter where it is really cold, and you need the Lord to bring you comfort? Or are you in the Summer where things are going smooth, and life could not be much better? Are you in Fall and letting the dead things go? Or are you in Spring, and bouncing back from a few losses? Whatever season you are in, just know that you are in the right one. If you never experienced the cold of winter, then you would never be able to appreciate the excitement and joy of summer. God loves you, and He is preparing you for much more. In whichever season you find yourself in be content. One thing that I know for sure, is that seasons always change. Be encouraged!