Batten Down The Hatches
So you know the journey ahead might be challenging. The summer is over and Autumn is approaching just as it always does. After the fall ~ the winter and the struggles and the cold, forked roads and if it’s not colds and flues to get you down, it’s the winter of life and the hard times and the long, ‘n lonely stretches of ‘more than difficult’ things to endure. Yeah, the winters of life wrap their icy fingers around our beautiful souls and sometimes we long for the sweet, n’ light, springtime, when the snow’s blowin’ and the blizzards raging on, but yet we must get through the cold and the ice and when the slope is slippery we must hang on and we must hang on with all that we have within us.
So what’s your plan? And what will you hold on to during those trying times, when they come? Do you have an steadfast security and someone you can trust and go to and work with? Oh it’s sad and sorry but friends will let us down! Families ~ well, they might be there for us, but they might let us down too just because they can, ‘cuz after all they’re just like us ~ human!
God is a good choice! “Cuz, He’s sovereign and all present! ‘Cuz that next hurdle there in the road ahead, He’s already there. He sees it coming and He’s lighting the way, if you’re looking for His Truth. Oh yeah, you might be tempted to throw in the towel and give in or let go! But don’t do it! Our God is faithful and sees it all! Remember the past? He was there too just when you needed Him and He saw you through! He knows it all, and He not going to give more that we can bear. He will lead you out and hold you up. He’s promised that, so rest in that thought and beautiful you, when you feel you might break under the load, know that you won’t, because you can handle your lot with God holding you up under the weight of it.
Yeah, winter’s a comin’, so refresh yet still in the summer of your life. Spend it with God and go deep with Him now while you can. Let the tender, fragile roots be spiritually nourished in the good times, and harvest the fruit because the winter approaches quickly now and the stormy days ahead will need divine stability that only God can provide. Go deep today with God. Walk on in peace and safety under His divine protection. Be strengthened in His Truth! Lean on His promises! Hide them in your heart! Trust them in your soul! Remember ~ this too will pass and in those icy, cold winters of life remember summer will come again and it will be beautiful just as you remembered it to be.
"There hath no temptation taken hold of you but such as is common to man. But God is faithful; He will not suffer you to be tempted beyond that which ye are able to bear, but with the temptation will also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."
1 Corinthians 10: 13
"For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;.."
Song of Solomon 2: 11, 12