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Autumn | A Time of Hope and Anticipation

Autumn | A Time of Hope and Anticipation

Can You Believe Autumn is Upon Us? 

As the leaves begin to change and the air grows crisp, and the days are getting shorter it’s hard not to marvel at the beauty of autumn. The vibrant colors of red, orange, and yellow create a picturesque scene that is both breathtaking and awe-inspiring. It’s a time of year that reminds us of the beauty that can be found in change. 

Just as the leaves change colors and fall to the ground, we too experience changes in our lives. Sometimes these changes can be difficult, but we can find comfort in knowing that we are not alone. Jesus walks with us through every season of life, offering us strength, courage, and hope. 

As we settle into the cozy days of autumn, we can look forward to the warmth of a crackling fire, snuggling in with a good book, hot drinks like tea, coffee, hot chocolate and for those of you who like it— Pumpkin spice everything, and the comfort of snuggly blankets and fuzzy socks. It’s a time to slow down, reflect, and appreciate all that we have. We have so much to be grateful for, and autumn reminds us of this truth. 

Jesus & Autumn 

Jesus understands the challenges of change. He knows that it can be difficult to let go of the past and embrace the future. But He also knows that change is a part of life. And He is always with us, walking with us through every season. 

In the Bible, we see many examples of Jesus using the changing seasons to teach us about His love and faithfulness. For example, in the book of Matthew, Jesus compares Himself to the lilies of the field, which “neither toil nor spin.” He tells us that we should not worry about our daily needs, because God will provide for us. 

Comforting Bible verses to reflect on this Autumn 

— Isaiah 40:6-8: “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” 

— Psalm 19:14: “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” 

— James 1:17: “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” 

— Romans 15:13: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” 

— Hebrews 12:1-2: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” 

These verses can help us to see autumn as a time of beauty, hope, and new beginnings. They can also remind us of God’s faithfulness and love, which are constant throughout the changing seasons. 


Let’s embrace this season with open arms. Let’s allow the beauty of autumn to fill our souls with joy and gratitude. And let’s remember that no matter what changes may come our way, Jesus is always with us, guiding us and offering us peace. Autumn is a time for reflection and gratitude. It’s a time to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. It’s a time to spend time with loved ones and create memories that will last a lifetime. 

What Do You Think? 

 — What is your favorite thing about autumn, and why? 

— How do you find comfort in knowing that Jesus walks with you through every season of life? 

— What are some ways you can practice gratitude this autumn season? 

— What are you looking forward to this autumn? 

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  1. I love the colors of autumn, but probably my favorite thing about the season is the coolness, such a relief from the high heat and humidity of summer. It will be a few weeks yet before it feels like autumn here in eastern TN, but I am looking forward to it!

    Severeal years ago, we had several major changes at once: a move to another state, my youngest going to a new school, the two oldest leaving the nest, moving my mother-in-law to a new facility. One stabilizing thought for me was a line from the hymn “Be Still My Soul”: “In every change, He faithful will remain.”

  2. Paula, fall colors are pretty but it makes me a bit sad because I know that after fall comes winter. My body doesn’t do well in those two seasons, I much more prefer spring and especially summer! Thanks so much for hosting. My entry numbers are 1 and 2.

  3. Autumn is a beautiful time of reflection and gratitude, Paula. I enjoy the coolness of the mornings, bringing a spring to my steps in my morning walks. I enjoy the fall colors outside my window and curling up with a good book. Your autumn reflections bring anticipation for the cooler weather which is still a few weeks away for us in the South.

  4. Like others have mentioned, I look forward to the cooler temps of autumn. But summer is my favorite season, so I hate to see it end. And winter is my least favorite, so fall signals to me that winter is coming. Yikes–that all sounds so depressing. lol. I do like fall. 🙂

    1. I hear you, summer is my favorite too. I get terrible seasonal affect disorder from fall time change until spring time change and the cold makes my bones hurt like someone’s poking me with an ice pick. I love the colors of autumn and festivals though.

  5. We’re expecting a high of 97 degrees today, so I’m with the other commenters who are looking forward to cooler days ahead. Much, much cooler! Summer is my least-favorite season, with the other three being tied for first. 🙂 I like fall because I’m a nester at heart and dreary, rainy (hopefully) days are perfect for that.

  6. Beautiful Paula, I love Autumn and saw my first falling leaves today on a drive. I think I love seeing the transformation of the trees and how God speaks this transformation into my own life and those around me.

  7. Autumn fills me with many conflicting feelings and thoughts. I love the colors and the smells, the holidays and the football…but I dread the colder temperatures. I find myself wishing away the days until…
    Thanks for the blog hop opportunity. I hope you visit mine and leave me a comment as well!

  8. Paula, such beautiful thoughts and reminders. Our lives are full of changes right now … a new church home, a new counseling office, getting to know new people and reconnecting with some others. It’s so good to know that Jesus walks through it all with us.

  9. Thank you for sharing your post with our readers at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop! Every person brings such a unique personality to the party, including you!

    I love your encouraging Bible verses! Thank you for those!

    Have a wonderful week!


  10. The fall season and the changes it brings is definitely a favorite and a reminder of God’s grace and presence through all that life brings! Thanks for sharing the thoughtful bible verses… great passages to reflect on during moring quiet time!

    As always, thank you, Paula, for providing this lovely link up! Laurie and I have taken a break this past month from blogging and are now eager and excited to share more! Wishing you a blessed fall season!

  11. My favorite things about fall are the changing leaves, and the natural sense of coziness that seems to accompany the season, as you mentioned. I also love fall because it means Thanksgiving, which we celebrate twice – once on the Canadian date and once on the American date! The past year has been full of changes for me and my family so the reminder that God promises to be faithful throughout all seasons, seedtime or harvest, has been very comforting to me. Thanks for hosting!

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