Time and the Rhythm of Life

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What does the Bible say about time and the rhythm of life?

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

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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Who controls the rhythms and times of life?

My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

Psalm 31:15

God initiated life at creation, and He continues to uphold and sustain all life each day. King David, the author of this verse, learned to trust God through numerous trials, and he wrote many songs of praise even when being hunted and persecuted by his enemies.