Spring Is Breaking Forth!

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We have had some beautiful weather the last couple of days. I have been in my flower beds cutting back the dead leaves and branches in the hopes of seeing some beautiful flowers soon. I have already found bulbs poking up their heads through the cold soil clearly ready to show off their beauty. The birds have been singing their melodious tunes every morning and visiting every feeder in the yard. It is quite peaceful. It’s funny how the beauty had always been there but Ii didn’t notice it because of the winter freeze and snow.

As I have been enjoying the outdoors, I began to think about what spring means in my own life. Spring is all about new birth, newness, and hope. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I have been waiting for spring to break forth in my life for a long time. I need that hope of newness and renewal once again. Isaiah 43:19 says:

“Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

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The suffering, pain, and uncertainty you have been going through is not in vain. It has been a season where God is pruning and developing your character to prepare you for the next season He has planned out for your life. I believe God is wanting us to surrender ourselves to Him and not lose hope. Through all of the suffering, and through every tear that has been shed, our purpose is being birthed.

When you think about the spring season, you will notice that there is a struggle between the warm and cold temperatures. Winter doesn’t want to let go very easily. It is wonderfully warm one day, and snowing the next. Discouragement sets in because our hopes are set on warm weather and an easy transition. But I want you to know that anything new in our lives does not come without a struggle. Just as spring does not arrive without storms and tornadoes, so spring in our own lives does not arrive without a time of travail. A woman does not give birth without pain and travail. The pain is always the greatest right before the birth. If you are in the darkest pit and are unable to see any hope because of the storm raging around you, just buckle up and hold on because spring is coming. I saw the flower buds, I heard the birds singing, I felt the newness in the air and I know that spring is coming.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says:

“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep; and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace , and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to gain, and a time to lose; A time to keep and a time to throw away; A time to tear, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time of peace.”

As you can see, there are different seasons we each must travel through in our lives. Some are joyous while others we would rather do without. We need to call to remembrance that this is only a season. We are not going to stay is this season. Seasons change and we must be willing to change and allow God to do His perfect work in us. He knows His plans for us and He has a wonderful future paved our for each one of us. Jeremiah 29:11 says:

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

God knows the future and He knows His plans for us are good and full of hope. Be encouraged and know that your season is changing, hope is rising and spring is breaking forth!

I pray that you will find joy in today.

I saw the flower buds, I heard the birds singing, I felt the newness in the air and I know that spring is coming!

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