Daylight is conquering the darkness... two minutes at a time.
It is happening RIGHT NOW - while we are in the MIDDLE of WINTER, while the roads are icy, and while the snow keeps falling and the temperatures are reaching record lows in some places. Spring and Summer have risen up and are beginning their annual destruction of Winter. Just because all you can see is evidence of Winter doesn't mean a thing. Winter is going down... being destroyed... one minute at a time.
I did some scientific research for this blog... ( I "Googled") and asked:
"What time will the sun go down today?" and the answer is "5:01 PM".
I asked a second question: "What time DID the sun go down yesterday?" and the answer is "5:00 PM."
I will have an extra minute of daylight today. Get the barbeque grill ready, folks! Summer is coming.
In the same way, no matter what "season" you are in right now it will change. You may be in a WINTER season right now, where everything is dark, and cold and difficult. It may seem like God isn't doing anything to change your season... But that's only if you look at what you can see with your eyes. If you choose to ONLY look at what's going on around you, you will never believe that God is changing your season.
OH... but HE IS..
I am OLD ENOUGH now to look back on my life and understand that God is MORE FAITHFUL than Summer. God is MORE EXCELLENT that the flowers in the Spring.
You may not see your season changing, but God is changing it one minute at a time. The sun is setting later and RISING EARLIER.
Hang in there.
If you have called out to Him, if you have asked Him for His intervention in this cold, depressing, discouraging"Winter" season... be encouraged! Your "winter" is being destroyed. New life is getting ready to be revealed. Even as you read.
"Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning."
Psalm 30:5 (NLT)