Summer Will Come
Growing up in Michigan, my favorite season was summer. The winters were long and harsh, and the spring months were often chilly and damp. Then came June, when the clouds dissipated and the sun shone brightly, warming the earth. Every year it was the same. Spring always followed winter, and summer always followed spring. During the summer months, an early sunrise and late evening sunset allowed for long, leisurely days to enjoy life. I wanted summer to last forever.
The changing seasons of the year often remind me of the changing seasons in our lives. When we experience trials that seem long and harsh, or when our emotions run cold, it’s only a matter of time before God will dissipate the clouds and shine down his blessings to warm our hearts and give us days of leisure. God is faithful, and His promises are sure. As summer always follows spring, His blessings will always follow our trials, and we will see that He is good.
Another season we experience is our season of life on this earth. For some, it can be a long, difficult season with much pain and suffering. But the good news is that the troubles we have on this earth are only for a moment compared to eternity. Those who are in Christ will someday receive a glorious life with our Lord and Savior. It will be a season of joy and celebration. And that season will last forever!
Are you experiencing a difficult season of life? If so, be patient and trust in God’s promises. There are better days ahead.
Crystal Bowman is a best-selling and award winning author of over seventy books for children and three books for women. She also writes lyrics for children’s piano music and stories for Club House Jr. Magazine. She is a mentor and speaker for MOPS and currently lives in Florida.