Monday, March 02, 2009

This, too, shall pass...


The wind blows mightily out of the north again today and the cold chills me to the bone. Old Man Winter is not yet ready to let go. His icy fingers hold on with a death-like grip.

On a day like this it is hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner and that later in the week temperatures will be in the mid 70s. Until then, we will stay snug and cozy indoors, only going out when absolutely necessary.

This, too, shall pass...

Life is full of change. Winter changes into the warmth of Spring. Spring leads to the hot, humid Summer. Summer leads to refreshing Autumn. And Autumn leads to Winter once again. How boring life would be without change and variety!

If you are having troubles, know that it will not last. Tough times make us stronger. God uses things to change us that we think we will not be able to endure. I have shared before how difficult my marriage was. Sometimes we need to look ahead with eyes of faith to the time when the situation will be over. This, too, shall pass!

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
~Isaiah 61:3

4 comments:

Raggedy Girl said...

Being just on the other side of being sick I know how important it is to have hope... that you will not always feel like this and that Spring is indeed around the corner. Everyone should plant fall bulb as they speak Spring so loudly!

Have a Wonderful Day
from Roberta Anne

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh my yes, Old Man Winter leaves, with difficulty, here too.

But be very happy that you look forward to mid 70's, later in the week. We will have *balmy* 32 and 34 degree highs on Thurs. and Fri. ,-)

And I'm so happy that you both came through you marriage difficulties! What a lovely true story.

Aunt Amelia
"We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be."
~Jane Austen

sarah said...

So very true.

I hope you are doing well.

Pamela said...

The scripture you chose for your post is so comforting and uplifting, as is your post. Thank you for bringing a message of hope!