Winter All Year?

November 3, 2007
by Judy Miller

Ecclesiastes 3:1,11 – Everything has its own time, and there is a specific time for every activity under heaven. It is beautiful how God has done everything at the right time. (God's Word Translation – GWT)

In northern Alberta, Canada, we had an unusually long winter this past year. From the first snowfall until it was all melted was six long months. In March, one of my little grandsons said wearily, "I think winter is going to last all year long this year." So we talked about how God has specific seasons for us: winter, spring, summer, and autumn. One thing we do know is that spring will come — we just don't know when.

In our lives, we have seasons as well. We love the spring times and the summer times. Things are going great. We are growing. Life is good. Then come the autumn times in our lives. Often, we feel discouraged. We have winter times in our lives, as well. We see no hope, no light at the end of the tunnel at all. We feel depressed. I have learned not to fight the winter times in my life. Winter is a season. It will pass. Spring time will come again. We don't know when, but God is faithful. There are specific times for every activity here on earth. Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us — in any season of our lives.

Hebrews 13:5 – Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (KJV)

Prayer: God in heaven, we thank You that there is a purpose and a time for everything that happens. We also thank You, Lord Jesus, that You will never leave us nor forsake us in any season of our lives. Help us to trust You at all times. Amen.

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Judy Miller <gjmiller@telusplanet.net>
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

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