God Is in Your Season

Kelly and Rebekah Hallahan

Kelly and Rebekah Hallahan

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” (Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV).

Since the birth of her fourth child (Rebekah on July 5), Kelly Hallahan (Uganda) has struggled to find quiet time in the Word. She also feels overwhelmed at times when she considers her to-do list for the day. However, the Lord has gracefully reminded her that He is walking alongside her in this season of life and all she has to do is pray and ask for His help. May you find encouragement in your season from God’s Word, Christ’s presence, and Kelly’s post.

“I’m revisiting a great book called Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic because I need a refresher! If you have little people, you should grab this book.

“One phrase that has challenged and encouraged me is ‘…if I am willing to get the grace for it.’ So often I look at all my responsibilities, all the people who need me, how much I am pouring out, and I get exasperated and bitter. But that is only because I’m giving out of my own limited {very limited} resources instead of out of His abundance! If I enter each situation and answer each request with the grace I’ve gotten from Him, I am able to do all that is required of me in this season.

“Just like I can’t fill each cup at the table without first filling the pitcher, I must run to Jesus with every request and ask Him to give me all I need to meet the needs around me. And this doesn’t look like an hour-long prayer session! Often it sounds like a fervent cry for help as I rush to get the toddler off the table or nurse the baby for the eleventh time that hour {yes, I’m exaggerating}.

“I don’t have much time in the Word these days, but Daily Light is brief and only focuses around one Scripture and theme a day! And just the other day I fell on these words: ‘Therefore, since we have this ministry as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart’ (II Corinthians 4:1).

“I have this ministry of motherhood as I have received mercy—He has given me all I need to do this one job well. He has called me to tend His sheep; I just need to get the grace for that.

“It would be so easy to lose heart in this intense season, but if I keep taking all I need from Him I won’t run dry.”

PRAY: Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom with sick kids, a full-time employee working 10 hour days, or a single parent with teenagers in several after-school activities, finding time to spend in the Word can be difficult. Pray that God will meet you and those in your sphere of influence in your seasons and give you the grace to walk through “such a time as this.”

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