There's been a storm in my life for a long time now, that recently got significantly worse. My prayer for months has been "God...it's been a LONG winter." You've seen my posts on that subject before. God always responded with His promise -"Spring is coming."
It was hard, but it was enough. The hope was enough. Because He always keeps His word.
But I think it's finally safe to say that Spring is here.
And like a lot of things, it doesn't come as we expected. But it always, always, always brings life.
The seasonal Spring on earth might vary in date, temperature and color. It might bud forth on one tree and not another. It might leap forth from the earth in green grass and lazy wildflowers, or it might arrive with a dusting of snow. It always looks a bit different.
So the specifics change, but the message remains timeless.
Spring is here. For earth, for me, and for you, if you're ready to allow new growth.
Here's the thing - my circumstances haven't changed (that I can see) Not yet.
But I have.
Spring didn't come in the form that I'd originally hoped, in the tangible, situational form from God of "I've fixed this now" or "I've taken this away" or "I've provided this now"...no, it came a lot deeper than that. It came with life. IN ME. Jesus in me. Everlasting life IN ME.
Spring in me.