I enjoy living in a place that has seasons and allows for a variety of weather, but lately the weather seems to be confused about the season. Where I live, we have experienced temperatures in the 40s and 50s, then 4 inches of snow, back to 70 degree temperatures followed by ice and snow. These swings in February are not what we're used to, but we endure the changes, enjoying the good weather and persisting through the bad.
Our life is similar to seasons and weather. We experience times of joy and times of sadness. Our attitudes can determine our responses and how we handle each moment or circumstance by which we are confronted. We can have joy because of our hope in the Lord. We can learn to be patient as we wait for guidance and the saving grace of God. We can also be faithful as we are reassured by God and His promises. No matter the season of life or what we are weathering on a particular day or in a particular moment, with joy, hope, patience, and faith we can move closer to God and endure the changes in our lives!
With joy, patience, and faith, you can be reassured that God is leading you!
Thank You for Your love and the joy You provide and the patience that You teach. Help me to always have faith and trust in You. Through Jesus I pray, amen.