I look out my window and my heart drops–it’s snowing again. Now, I’m actually a person who typically likes snow, but this winter has been so long. It feels like it will never end. I can’t wait for the days when going outside won’t make my face hurt. But in my heart I know the bitter cold won’t last forever. True spring weather is coming soon.
So it is with our suffering on Earth. Our current troubles can feel everlastingly long, but once we are in heaven, it will be just a blink of an eye. When we are reunited with Christ, it will feel like winter is eternally over and spring is here to stay. No matter what you are going through right now, these trials will end and, as Christians, we can stand firm in the knowledge that we will rejoice in eternity. Ask God to help you through your current winter and give you hope in the spring to come.
Prayer: Lord give me strength to handle what I’m going through right now. Inspire the hope in me to know that the earth is temporary and You are eternal. Help me put my faith in better things. Amen.