After winter comes spring!
Don’t those words just breath hope and vitality? The winter season can be long and hard, with its dark nights and cold, often dreary days. And yet during this time of rest and dormancy, the Lord is working to renew and restore the earth and its vegetation, so that when the warmth of spring comes, new growth will appear to revitalize and fill the earth.
The same is true for us. The Lord uses the winter seasons of our lives (times of hardship, times of waiting) to prepare our hearts and strengthen our souls for what lies ahead. During the low times, He is hard at work in ways we can not see or fathom.
Currently, I’m enduring a wintertime low, a bout with cancer and chemo that has me feeling weak and drained, but not defeated. Each day is a struggle, but I’m keeping my eyes fixed on the One who has the power to heal, renew, and restore. His strength alone can see me through this. Springtime is coming, and I need only to trust Jesus is working something beautiful out of this dreariness.
It may not seem so now, but we have the promise that, if we place our trust in Him, we will emerge stronger, healthier, and more vibrant of soul, and prayerfully body!
THE LORD IS FAITHFUL
The waiting may seem endless, but the Lord is faithful. He will bring about His flawless ways in His perfect time. Winter may be long, but spring is coming! Hold onto that promise!
“You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.” (Psalm 59:17).
**Are you struggling through a hardship or season of waiting? What Scripture gives you comfort and strength to see you through? I’d love to hear it.
Cynthia Roemer’s PRAIRIE SKY SERIES: Stories of faith and resilience on the Midwest prairie Inspirational Historical Romance
UNDER THIS SAME SKY ~ BOOK ONE
UNDER PRAIRIE SKIES ~ BOOK TWO
UNDER MOONLIT SKIES ~ BOOK THREE