There are a lot of good reasons for winter... both the physical winter and a spiritual winter. Our pastor just had a message on "spiritual winter"... I think we all have those, but hopefully when they do come we move quickly through them. In winter it is a lifeless, cold time... what do you do when you are cold??? You need to put on more clothes... draw closer to the warmth of someone or a heater... it is the same with a spiritual winter. In those times we must draw closer to God to get warmth from His love... there is no other way to learn from and move through our spiritual winter. If we didn't have winter we probably wouldn't appreciate the spring and summer near as much.
"To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” - Isaiah 61:3
You might not be able to stop winter from coming, but you can still keep your eyes on the glorious spring to come.
Must keep moving here... lots going on. God is so good.
with a grateFUL HEART, carin