It was February 2010.
Not a normal February in GA. As a matter of fact, I don’t remember a winter in the deep south ever before or ever since being so frigid for so many months.
I’m stubborn in my love for snow peeps, but I’m gonna tell you the truth, that year the cold temps and biting winds were wearing on my last nerve, I’m a lifelong southerner after all.
As I grabbed a scarf to wrap around my neck to ward off the morning chill, I grumbled …
Will this blasted winter EVER end!?
Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted the gorgeous tulips left over from Valentine’s Day.
Their very presence seemed to be promising that warmer days were on the way.
But I wasn’t buying it…
“You can’t tell by me that warmer days are coming”, my mind said to the tulips, “Everything around here screams winter. I’ll put you on the screen porch and we’ll see how long you’ll last…”
A thought interrupted my inner rant:
When you can’t see anything happening, that’s when God’s behind the scenes, doing His biggest work.
I think the long winter may have been bothering me so much because inside I was caught in a spiritual winter of sorts.
Remember what the angel of the Lord told Daniel…
I thumbed through my Bible until I found the verses:
11 He said, “Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you.”
12 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. 13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.
Have you humbled yourself and asked God for help?
Well Sweet One…Help’s on the way-
This winter won’t last forever.
Have you ever been in a season in life that felt like a never-ending winter?
A time when nothing good seems to be happening and day after day your world looks like a harsh unfriendly place. Are you asking God to move you out of that season?
Take heart sweet friends…God hears you. Like Daniel, your answer’s coming. Oftentimes, when we can’t see anything changing…well, that’s when God’s doing the greatest work…