Neighbor, Life is Bipolar, but There is Peace in Jesus

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; St. John 16:33; Romans 8:35-37

Ecclesiastes 3

1To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Bipolar involves the use of two poles or polarities which by nature are opposites of one another.

And a mood characterized by alternating episodes of mania and depression are known as a bipolar disorder.

This world is not an easy place to grow up in because there are always contrasting highs and lows.

People experience adoption, death, wedding, unemployment, promotion, tribulation, vacation, eviction, raises, and marital woes.

In our text we go from mania/elation during “a time to be born” and drop to depression with “and a time to die.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 alternates between life’s low and highs.

However, in Jesus we shall have peace continually for the Bible says in Philippians 4:6, to be anxious for nothing.

We are to make our request known to God in every situation by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving.

Life is bipolar and will cause many to break down.

St. John 16:33 says, “in the world you will have tribulation.”

Yet Jesus goes on to say, “but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world”.

When we realize our peace is in the Lord, then nothing in life can hold us down, no matter how many fiery darts are hurled.

We are more than conquerors through him that loved us even when we experience persecution, tribulation, famine, or distress physically/financially/relationally.

Christ died that we may be strong, healed, joyous, prosperous, and above only.

Rejoice now because the Lord will give us strength, heal, and deliver while being our guard and protection.

He will turn around our disappointments, heartaches, trouble, and persecution.

We are a born overcomer, we are the King’s children, and we need to come out of spiritual poverty.

Believe that God has a plan for our lives to go abundantly beyond all that we can imagine or think, regarding our extraordinary destiny.

Blessings and Love,
Lauretha Ward