Spring Will Come Again

Our Christmas trees have been taken down. The decorations have been packed and stored away until the season rolls around again.

With the exciting holidays behind us, we face the remaining bleak months of winter. In the Pacific Northwest, the skies are often gray and full of rain. We’re blessed with many evergreens, but deciduous trees stand stark and bare.

Many people across the country fight various levels of depression this time of year. And with shorter days, colder temperatures, and being cooped up inside, they have less energy to deal with it.

Years ago, while going through an exceptionally difficult time, I battled my own feelings of despair. I wondered if my life would ever be happy or even feel normal again. I prayed and leaned on God to take away the pain that fought to make its home in my heart.

Then one day, while walking through my neighborhood, I noticed crocus poking up through the ground. The blooms were a sign. Spring had arrived.

Soon after, my walks included the breathtaking blooming cherry trees, rhododendrons, and azaleas – not to mention tulips and daffodils.

I closed my eyes, inhaled fresh air, and tilted my face toward the sun. I realized that spring had not only arrived due to the cycle of nature, it had come for me as well. I’d made it through my own winter and my heart was lighter than it had been for a long time.

Are you feeling discouraged? Down? Hopeless?

God answered my prayers. He walked along side me, held me up, and even carried me when needed. He can do the same for you.

Just as you trust that tulips will bloom in the spring if you plant bulbs in the fall – trust that seeds of faith you plant will also produce results.

Have a blessed day,

1 comment:

  1. I so agree with you! Here in Colorado, January and February can be very cold months and after the holidays a little boring at times. We will be busy..but we are looking forward to the Spring.


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