The Hope of Spring
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning. (Ps. 30:5 NKJ)
Spring is a season when the trees begin to show signs of recovery from winter. They begin to bud and blossom as though an entirely new life was poured out on them. Winter is a harsh season. It is a season of difficult weather conditions, where many trees shed their leaves and there is no fruit bearing.
Praise the Lord that just after winter, there is spring. The advent of spring reminds us that there is hope for every winter season. Weeping may endure for a night – the season of spiritual winter – but joy comes in the morning. Spring is your morning. Spring is here!
Our lives may enter into a winter season for whatever reason. Spiritual winter is a period in our lives where things might be at the bottom of the pit. There may be dark and gloom in your health, marriage, relationships, finances, etc.
The Jews were in a moment of spiritual winter above because they disobeyed the commandments of the Lord. There are different reasons why we may find ourselves in winter. No matter the reason, God has prepared spring ahead for us to get out of the winter. The first sign of recovery is the advent of spring in your life. Joy comes in the morning, after a night of weeping. There is hope for every night season you may find yourself in. Hope is an anchor for the soul. When hope is cut off, the reason for living dries off. But there is hope in God for every living soul under the face of the earth.
What does the Lord refer to as “night” in the verse above?
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Have you lost hope? Spring is here! Recapture your hope in God in whatever night you find yourself in.
Thank the Lord for the hope of spring in our lives. Ask Him to help you see the light down the tunnel.
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