Years ago, the Lord Himself knit you together in your mother’s womb. He designed your hair and eye color, personality, and blood type. He started your heart beating. Best of all, He loved you. He sang over you.
Like all women, you flow from season to season throughout your life. Each season has its own joys and sorrows. As we navigate through life, we can enjoy God’s grace in every season of life.
Girlhood brings tea parties, dressing up in Mom’s high heels, and a simple trust in God. In spite of skinned knees and mean girls, we can see God’s Presence in our lives, answering our simple prayers and loving us through our parents protection and training.
“How much does Grandpa love you,” my husband asks little Rusty who is three. He knows the right answer.
“Around the world a million times,” he answers correctly.
Just as he believes that his parents and grandparents love him, we can enjoy God’s love—not because we’ve done anything, but simply because God is love. Reading and Listening to Bible stories strengthens our childlike faith.
Enjoy this Promise: “See what great love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (I John 3:1).
Blossoming Young Womanhood
As our bodies begin to prepare for future motherhood, emotions stir up in us and we sense that the season of girlhood is ebbing away. This new season breeds changes, questions, and insecurities. Will anyone love me? Am I loveable?
We can enjoy God’s grace by looking to Him to answer all our questions, concerns, and insecurities. As we stand on His promises, we know He has a plan for our lives, that His plan is better.
Enjoy this Promise: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
As teenage years come to a close, we may find ourselves marrying young, or enjoying a season of undivided devotion to the Lord for our single years. During this time, God will be closer than a husband, as we following His leading on one adventure after another.
If God has you marry, you may enjoy a fairy tale romance to your Prince Charming, but God’s highest purpose for marriage is to reflect the covenantal love of Christ and His Church. Loving and staying committed to a flawed Prince Charming will require God’s grace. You see, He wants to pour love into your heart for your beloved husband. God wants to love through you. His love is never-ending, all-sufficient. You can enjoy God’s grace in this season by surrendering to the Lord and allowing His love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control to fill your heart and life.
Enjoy this Promise: “For the husband is head of the wife as Christ is head of the Church, his body, of which He is the Savior” (Ephesians 5:23).
Motherhood introduces us to a brand new tender love that captivates our hearts and allows us to understand a little bit better how much God the Father loves us, His beloved children. Though we are able to understand the heart of God better, sometimes we can feel like failures. It is then we realize that we can enjoy God’s grace to supply all that we lack in the mothering department. Though we are not perfect, we belong to the Perfect Father who will love, nurture, and protect our children all the days of their lives.
Enjoy this Promise: “The fruit of the Spirit was love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23).
The Autumn of Life
As we move into the final season of empty nests, caring for aging parents, and enjoying friendship with our adult children. We can feel pulled in so many different directions during this time. Added to that there is the change of life and other ailments that strike. All in all, we can feel weariness attack to keep us from enjoying all the blessings God has put in our lives.
We can enjoy God’s grace in finding rest in Him, rather than striving in our own strength. We can cast all anxiety on Him. Instead of carrying our burdens, we can lay them at His feet.
Enjoy this Promise: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11: 28-19).
The Final Season
At the end of our lives, we are getting ready to go home to Jesus. Our lives are often filled with beloved family and friends. We have so many testimonies and memories of God’s intervention and faithfulness in our lives. At this season, we can rest in His love and in simple childlike faith, trust Him to be close to us and lead us in the final days.
Enjoy this Promise: “The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. He guides in paths of righteousness for His Names’ sake. Even though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no evil” (Psalm 23: 1-4).
In Every Season
In every season of life, God is with you, loving you, wanting you to fully surrender, to trust Him. His grace is lavish, able to supply every need, able to meet you in your weakness, able to fill your heart with joy!
Enjoying God’s Grace Resources
If you would like to grow closer to the Lord and live wholeheartedly for Him, I have written some Ladies Bible studies just for you: Lovely to Behold (Godly Womanhood), Friends to the End (friendship), Jesus, Fill my Heart & Home (Homemaking), Welcome Inn (Hospitality), and A Wise Woman Builds (Mentoring, Leadership). These studies are available in print from Amazon and as E-books from PayHip & Currclick.
Enjoy His Love in Every Season—it’s your heritage as a child of God.
Love In Christ,
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Meredith Curtis, pastor’s wife, worship leader, homeschooling mom of five amazing children, and grandmother to three, loves Jesus and wants to help families grow in their relationship to Him and experience joy and success in all of life. Find her at PowerlineProd.com, JSHomeschooling.com, and MeredithCurtis.com.