Ever see a season come, and although you had great intentions of enjoying it, it just passes by! Me too. Have you ever wondered if the next season will ever come, although in nature you know it is somewhat inevitable, in our lives it can seem hopeless? Me too. Have you ever seen a new season come but feel the opposite in your heart, not ready for the change; still dealing with the past season? Me too.
This spring (rather, the long transition from winter to spring) has been a difficult one for my heart. One of those ones you wish you weren’t in and quite despise. Mucky mud that you can’t seem to get out of. Colors muted in all shades of brown. My heart is so anticipant of new things for this year and the delay of spring and the increase of muck, both in my heart and outside, has made me worried that it won’t come, or worse, that I won’t be ready for it.
I felt a breath of fresh air this week though, and a sort of release. And today I feel the Lord saying, “The seed has been planted, and no matter how dark it feels, new life will force itself upward into the light if you continue to trust me.”
When we had a couple weeks of hard frost, I covered some of my spring flowers. I left one group of tulips covered for a few days near the end of the frost and when I went to pull the cloth off one sunny day, I could see big splotches of pink underneath. I gasped and quickly ripped off the sheet – The flowers were in full bloom! I couldn’t believe it and was sad that I had missed the anticipation leading up to it, but it was beautiful all the same.
Sometimes we get to see the transition from one season to another gradually, other times it just happens. I think it’s important that we remember this because it can occur in our lives like this as well; when we’re least expecting it and when we have no idea how it could happen.
I pray that you feel a release in your hearts as well and know that transition will happen just as every winter turns into spring. I pray that healing will happen in your hearts and a breath of fresh air is breathed through your lungs.
“Spring will come!”
And indeed, it has this week! Dad and I observed the difference from last Sunday when we had a downfall of snow and 18 degrees to this Sunday with 75 degrees and sun burning weather! That’s wild. God is wild. And knows what he’s doing.
Continue to pray for the things that God has put in your heart and trusting him.
I have to say that I am so thankful for the community of you that are apart of this blog. I write every week with you in mind and you are really special to me! Thank-you for being apart, I'm glad we can do this together.
If you haven't stopped over to the "Beauty" tab on this site in awhile I added some spring beauty over there. Enjoy!