Some situations come into our lives that may appear to stay forever. Like Manitoba snow that just stays glue to the ground until very well into Spring, certain situations come like that and refuse to bulge despite all efforts.
I’m thinking of the outgoing Winter that submerged us with tons of snows and held us with its cold grip a few weeks back. But today, the outdoor is becoming appealing; spring is finally here, and warm air is beginning to blow on us. Only few patches of snow left here and there.
God gives us the different seasons especially in this part of the world to show us that nothing is permanent in life. Winter may overstay some years but never for 12 months in a row. It comes … to pass.
A man was asked how many Bible verses he knew, and he said just two. The first one: And it shall come to pass. The second: And it came to pass. Whatever you may be going through today has surely come to pass, not to stay.
In Psalm 23:4, David said: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me.” It’s amazing how David calls it “the shadow of death.” In other words, it looks like death; as if I was going to die; as if I wasn’t going to make it, but alas, it was only a shadow. The shadow of a lion can’t kill … because it’s only a shadow.
So how do we stay hopeful and survive the winter blues? It is said that the Scots try to ease the winter blues with dreams of summer sun. They talk about what they will do in summer. They begin to make holiday plans. Before you know it, the winter is over. That is how to ease the pain of the moment. Don’t dwell where you are; rather, put your mind on where you want to be.
As we celebrate Easter this weekend, may every unpleasant situation in your life experience the resurrection power of Christ. I pray that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead will be made manifest in your life.