To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1
In an article in Australia’s Christian Today, Steven Huang described losing his job last year. “It was a moment that turned me upside-down,” he said. “The crib was upended and I came tumbling out.”
After the initial shock, Steven realized this was an opportunity to put Christian faith into action. “I had no choice but to trust God,” he said. “Which was surely what God was trying to tell me all along.” Steven found comfort in Scripture, especially in Ecclesiastes 3, which reassured him that God has an appointed time for everything in our lives. Shortly afterward, Steven found a job that captured his heart, working for a Christian ministry.1
Faith is the foundation of our relationship with our Father, and with it we can conquer anything. God has an appointed time for every aspect of His will for us. On those occasions when we feel like a child tumbling from the crib, how wonderful to know we have no other choice but to trust Him. Beneath us are the everlasting arms.
I can see God working through the heartache, and I have learned many lessons from what I experienced. He needed to get my attention to show me where I needed to be. Steven Huang