“You’re the God of seasons, I’m just in the winter. If all I know of harvest is that it’s worth my patience. Then if you’re not done working God I’m not done waiting.” – Hillsong United, Seasons
Lets take a moment to let that sink in: if you’re not done working God I’m not done waiting.
I don’t know about y’all but I always want instant gratification, I don’t want to wait for anything. The second things get hard I’m ready for the struggle to be over. I want a quick fix. I get all frustrated with God asking him why the heck do I feel so distant from him. Why the heck does it sometimes feel like a never ending winter? Why does it feel like I’m living in a numbing cold?
The winter is a hard place to be in, no denying that. It is easy to lose hope. It is easy to get tired of waiting. But I challenge you to think of the worst winters. The ones that are long, cold, gloomy, and dull. Think of how grateful you are for that first day of spring. Think of how beautiful the flowers and sunshine is when the winter is over. Think of how much more you value the birds chirping and the green grass.
Its the same thing with being in “the winter”. The harvest is so much richer in the end. I know in the winter, in the dark and gloomy parts of our life, we feel so distant from God. We can feel so alone. But the beauty is that God never stops working in our lives and in our hearts. God never turns his back. The harvest, the fruits of being in a time of desolation, are so worth our patience.
Never lose hope, never lose sight of the promise to come. Never give up. Be patient. Give things time. Allow yourself to grow from the hard times. When your heart is barren think of the harvest that is to come. I promise it will be worth the wait.