Suffering a winter–physically or spiritually, requires us to draw near to warmth and light. As we enter the last leg of a hard winter here in the mid-west, we are familiar with the barren cold of these days. Yet some are in a winter in their soul.
This post is excerpted from Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Daily Devotional*.
Winter in the soul is by no means a comfortable season, and if it be upon you just now, it will be very painful for you–but there is this comfort, namely that the Lord makes it so…He does it all, He is the great Winter King, and rules in the realms of frost…and therefore you cannot murmur.
Losses, crosses, heaviness, sickness, poverty and a thousand other troubles–are of the Lord’s sending, and come to us with wisedesign. Frosts kill noxious insects, and put a bound on raging diseases.
Winter in the soul breaks up the clods, and sweetens the soul. O that such good results would always follow our winters of affliction! How we prize the fire just now, how pleasant is its cheerful glow.
Let us in the same manner prize our Lord, who is the constant source of warmth and comfort in every time of trouble. Let us draw near to Him and in Him find joy and peace in believing.
If you are in such a season, enter the warmth and light of the Savior Jesus through the Cross and keep in His word day by day. Keep pressing on. Resurrection is coming!
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(*December 1, morning, emphasis added.)