The thing I love about life is that there are seasons. The thing I hate about life is that there are seasons.
I love the concept that where I am is not where I will be in the future - that there will be growth and change, hopefully maturity and depth. I love to look back and see what I have learned and how I have become a better version of me. It also excites me to know that, hopefully, I will continually evolve in the future.
On the other hand, changing seasons means that there are times when life is not so fun, when my outlook is not so positive and my walk with God is vague and dim and lifeless. In those times, I know in my heart that it is just a season and God wants to show me something or prune me. But, it doesn't feel so hot and I get really bogged down. I find myself trying to make the season pass - how funny is that? I try to get in whatever posture I need to be in to learn whatever I need to learn just so it will be over.
Then, I realize I have no more control over the seasons of life than I do the seasons of nature. God is working and if it is winter, I just need to trust that he is birthing something that I can't see - and Spring, close or far, is coming.
If you are in a tough season, hang in there.