This has been a wild winter…
“They” say it’s not our worst…not even close…but it certainly has seemed to be more intense than usual this year…
Every morning I look at my Google Home Page and see the current and future weather forecast. Seeing the -2 degrees this morning caused my initial reaction to be “Wow!” I was bummed. I’m ready to get outside. It could have affected my mood for the day (probably will to some extent), but then I looked a little further into the weather future forecast. Do you see that number? 54! Fifty-Four degrees! My thought was “Yippee!” If I can hang on a few days, it’s about to get wonderful outside! It changed my disposition.
I wonder how many times we need to do that in life. That weather picture could also serve as a picture of our life at times. Some days it’s cold and dreary…other days it’s bright and sunny. We struggle during the rough weather seasons, forgetting that this day will change. When we only look at our current situation, we can be disheartened, but a new day is coming! As believers, we have the promise of a greater future. If not today, or tomorrow, soon and very soon, God is going to make everything beautiful!
I’m reminded of a few favorite verses of truth:
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him— 1 Corinthians 2:9
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18
There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Do you need that reminder today? Perhaps you need to take your eyes off today and look a little further down the road. Good days are coming. If you’re in difficult days, I’m praying God brings better days soon, but He has promised that the best days are yet to come!
Let me hear from you…
Are you currently living in a -2 degree time of life…or is it 54 and sunny in your world during this season of your life?