The Winter of Life


Good Snowy Saturday Morning! 

I’ve got my coffee, my tree lights, wood stove burning: spending a little time with Jesus and you. 

Isaiah 26:3 (KJV) Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. 

I do not like winter. I do not hide that fact. I think one day of winter (Christmas Day) is all that is necessary. If my husband would allow it, I would pack the family up and move to Florida. 

That being said, we had a snow storm this week. And while I do not like snow, I’m sitting here in my warm home, looking out at the sun hitting the snow, and it looks beautiful. There is something so peaceful and calming about snow. It makes everything look so clean and fresh. 

The past year was an emotional winter for my husband and me. We went through some major physical and emotional battles together. We have also had some major life changes take place. In fact, we are still in the middle of some of that. Last night, as we considered yet another change, I could sense the stress my husband was feeling.

It’s an odd thing when I am on the opposite end of worry (not being the worrier myself, but the consoler). I kept telling him, “Don’t worry. If this is God’s plan, He will work out the details. He can take care of the specifics that we can’t figure out.” But, as we all know, it is much easier said than done.

Just like a blanketing of snow covers over dirt and grime and quiets the noise around us, trusting in God will quiet our minds and cover our worry and anxiety. Even in the winter of our lives, God is there providing beauty and peace. We just have to be willing to trust Him. 

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