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Changed Circumstances

The LORD changes his people’s circumstances for the better.
God turns life around.

The LORD looks down from heaven on humans to see if anyone is wise, to see if anyone seeks God.
God sticks his head out of heaven. He looks around. He's looking for someone not stupid— one man, even, God-expectant, just one God-ready woman.
-Psalm 14:7, 2 (CEB, MSG)

God changes people's circumstances. God is watching to see who is seeking Him. Many people, many of us are waiting for God. We're waiting for God's promises to come true, be fulfilled, to be made manifest in our lives. We're waiting for God. We're expectant. Some of us are even pregnant with God's promise.

Some of us are fighting heart-sickness because we're worn out with waiting. We're disappointed, even angry. We don't like to say we're angry, so instead we say we're hurt. We're disappointed.

Some of us struggle with a sense of entitlement towards God and when things don'…

What time is it?

There’s a season for everything and a time for every matter under the heavens:
There's an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth:
-Ecclesiastes 3:1 (CEB, MSG)

"Do you have the time?", we might have been asked once, by someone without a watch. Do you know what time it is? What is this time for, for you? According to the author of the book of Ecclesiastes, there are times and seasons when it's the time, the right time to do certain things. Or, perhaps, he was saying descriptively, that there are times and seasons when things happen to us, or situations come upon us, and he is philosophizing or sermonizing on how just as we see seasons in nature and times of day and night, sunrise and sunset, midnight and noon; that there are also times and seasons to our lives.

What time is it?

Time is linear, but seasons are cyclical and events happen in times and seasons. Today is in the context of the past and the future. In the past, you were prepar…