Will September Begin a Harvest?

It is now September and for most of us, that means the Fall Season has begun.

  • Colorful leaves.
  • Apples and Cornucopia baskets.
  • Cozy sweaters.
  • New sharpened pencils.
  • Hearty soup.
  • Pumpkin everything.

How desperately we need a time of Harvest in our lives!

And now, God, do it again— bring rains to our drought-stricken lives. So those who planted their crops in despair will shout hurrahs at the harvest, So those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing. Psalm 126.4-6

Perhaps you have almost lost hope; finding few answers for the endless questions that plague your mind? No comfort for your heart’s loneliness and despair?

Even when you try to contain the chaos and stay positive, there’s always another crisis just around the corner.

Is your life, like the psalmist’s, “drought-stricken?” Parched. Weathered. Thirsty. Are you weary to the bone?

Today there are many who share your experience — the hard work of planting in crusty, hard, soil. Waiting for rain. Hoping for harvest. How you long to return home at the end of the day with good news — a life saved, a contract won, unity on your team, financial provision, something fruitful from all that deep digging.

The apostle Paul urged “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6.9 Don’t you wish now was just the right time?

God is always on time. It may not be today, nor tomorrow. But as we continue to plant, one day we will notice a tiny shoot of new life. And soon we, too, shall come home “laughing, with armloads of blessing.”

It’s September. God, do it again. In you. With you. For you.

under the mercy, Lucinda

“Helping You Choose a Life of Serenity & Strength”

©2020 Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Lucinda Secrest McDowell is a storyteller and seasoned mentor who engages both heart and mind while “Helping You Choose a Life of Serenity & Strength.” She has authored 15 books including “Soul Strong – 7 Keys to a Vibrant Life” and “Life-Giving Choices – 60 Days to What Matters Most.” She writes from “Sunnyside” cottage in New England and shares encouragement at LucindaSecrestMcDowell.com

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  1. Joyce Buchanan on September 2, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    The mountains will melt like wax before the Lord— wax sometimes melts quickly, sometimes slowly but melt it surely will before His warmth.
    Greetings and thanks in His name from Scotland

  2. Lorraine Boyd on September 2, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Hi Lucinda,

    I like the message for Sept. Thank you for sharing.


  3. Maggie Rowe on September 2, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    I always loved harvest-time on the farm, and how we need to recognize it in our lives as well. thanks cindy.

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