Winter is officially here! We see it in the dusty browns, grays and barren branches. We feel it in the cold that seeps into every pore and lingers. We smell it in the crisp, frigid air and the piled up leaves starting to mold. We hear it when the wind slaps against our windows and whistles an eerie tune. We declare it a season, but some times it overstays its welcome- well past what is expected. Winter has a way of overwhelming and consuming not only the world outside but sometimes the world inside too.
Winter can also describe the season of our heart and soul. A season of barrenness and emptiness marked by days of little motivation or desire. A season lacking in energy and consumed by routines. A season of going through the motions with little thought to what is just beyond our view. Days that are hard and overwhelming can become a season of nothingness.
God was already present when the world began in Genesis. When the earth was dark and formless, God sent His Spirit to bring light. When our hearts feel lifeless and dark, God is with us to light our way. God is in all seasons and is our hope through each one. God speaks to us through others in His Word and provides hope in the midst of despair.
Remember your word to your servant,
in which you have made me hope.
This is my comfort in my affliction,
that your promise gives me life. Psalm 119:49-50 ESV
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God is in the winter of our souls and will provide light and hope. Click here to finish reading this post at ALL IN for encouragement and light in this season of winter.
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