God works in seasons and not in years like mankind does.
It is a wise person who knows what season they are in and works towards its purposes.
You know there is a change of season when God starts to remove old things and replaces them with new things.
Often there is a period of rest so you can adjust to the change.
Ecc 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Every season has a purpose and you need to always listen to The Holy Spirit so you know what your purposes are for the part of the season.
Every season has:
A transition to it which may include a period of rest
A time when you are wholly starting the season
A time when you are firmly established in it
A time when it is winding down
A transition to the new season which may include a period of rest
You need to know what part of the season you are in to be best able to do what God desires you to do in that part.
God places us in different seasons to prepare us for heaven and ministry.
(MKJV) But as for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save a great many people alive.
One of the reasons you suffer is to be able to emphasis with those you minister to and present the Gospel as having suffered as they have suffered so you understand what they went through and can be more compassionate and able to guide them better on how to overcome or deal with the situation.
It is very hard to emphasis with a person whose suffering you have not experienced.
Remember, what God puts you through or allows you to go through is for your best, even though at the time it may not seem to be.
When we see God’s love for us we will embrace whatever He allows to happen to us because we can see His Love is behind it and how He loves us to risk us rejecting Him to do what is best for us.
So in the tumultuous seasons to come, remember He is Love and it happens for earthly and eternal purposes.