Here in Texas we have had quite an eventful winter…snow (unusual) more snow (really unusual) and then an epic ice storm (beyond unusual). Add all that to a pandemic that has lasted a year so far and I wonder just WHAT. IS. NEXT? HAVEN’T WE HAD ENOUGH?
As I was rereading my previous post “Snow Day”, I was a taken back a bit…it was a big deal when it snowed the first time and I remember how excited I was to see new life when I looked into my greenhouse when it was all over. There were beautiful pink flowers! But when I looked into the greenhouse after “Iceageddon” (that’s the name we use to refer to the epic ice storm), all I saw was brown, DEAD leaves!
This was a little disheartening and maybe a little defeating if I’m honest with myself. A lot of plants are DEAD like this one…but hold on….I think there is a message here!
Our life in Christ may be like these plants…hmmmm…..We wait for spring, we wait for new life and hope to renew our tired spirts after a long winter. Sometimes we wait and we wait…maybe with a little bit of hope like flowers in a greenhouse. And then another set back comes…like a storm that damages plants. It could be a life storm for you or just waiting for a long winter to end. I don’t know about you but sometimes I want to cry out to God and say WHAT.IS.NEXT? HAVEN’T I HAD ENOUGH?
Friends…I am here to assure you that He is there in the midst of the storms that never seem to end. He is there even in the long, cold winter. One of my favorite verses gives me great comfort in this;
"For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I will not be shaken" Psalm 62:5-6
In the storms and long winters in our lives when we wait…we can be assured that God is here with us, just as new growth in this season of spring brings hope! In Him is new life!