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Now how does this story of Abraham relate to us and our downturn seasons? The people of God must learn that there are be seasons of rejoicing in Lord, and there are seasons of sheer boredom. As a minister of church of Jesus Christ, it is important that I advise you of this. Why? So you won’t come into a season of “downturn” and think that you are out of fellowship with God. Even in an intimate relationship with another human being, there are times of miscommunication, silence, rebuilding relationship, disagreements, duties, responsibilities, and etc. Not every experience in intimacy is intimate. The bedroom experience is not norm, but highlight.
So what does child of God do during downturn of seasons? He or she does not allow discouragement to wreck his or her relationship with God. One must maintain, continue, and persevere. It sounds mundane, but it is true. There are seasons of downturn in one’s relationship with God through Jesus Christ His Son. Remember this. God does not forsake you through downturn seasons. In fact, He allows downturn.
The downturn does several things. For one, it denotes a changing of one season to next. In downturn stay steadfast before God, and rejoice in faith that a new season is on horizon. Secondly, it tests your faith. Can you trust God—pray to Him, serve Him, attend church or mass—even during difficult days? Or does downturn show you something displeasing about yourself—you serve Him only when you are happy? Thirdly, downturn gives you opportunity to reconnect with your humanity. Even Jesus needed time alone from crowds. Even Jesus needed rest and proper nutrition. No matter experience of spirituality in this life, downturns are inevitable and necessary. Do not fight against downturns of life. Recognize them for what they are and go with flow. Pastor T.dash