Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Roughest Season

Ecclesiastes 3:1
1To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:
A season is defined by Merriam-Webster's Dictionary as a period of the year marked by a particular activity, event or holiday. The United States, especially the Midwest, South and East Coast have been hit very severely this winter. It seems as though it's been the roughest winter in several years. It is has been long and drawn out.  But has the rough season of winter hit in your life somewhere? Does it seem as though you've shoveled much snow in an area or all areas of your life, and then hit with more? This is no coincidence. You are experiencing winter not just meteorologically. You are in the coldest period. However, where there is an extreme winter, know that there is a plentiful spring that gives birth to new and abundant life.
The good news is the season is almost over. That's right, it's just a season. Your new season full of life and bloom is on the way. Are you preparing for it? Are you making plans? Or are stuck because you can't see past the snow drifts that exist right now? Snow melts. Your drifts are not permanent.  As King Solomon said, to everything there is a season.  It will pass. God is still keeping you in this rough season. Hold on because you are about to pass your test of faith.