Believe in the Spring -- By Lyn Chaffart

After a long Canadian winter, spring is always a welcome sight. And when spring arrives a bit early, the frozen north rejoices. This year was no exception. After weeks of ice and snow, the Niagara Peninsula welcomed the arrival of spring in late February with open arms! In just a few days the snow was gone. The grass greened, the crocuses and daffodils poked up their slender shoots, and even the robins and geese began flying in from the south.

Then it struck. The worst snowstorm of the year. Twelve inches of snow in less than eight hours.

Now, if this same storm had arrived on Christmas Eve, everyone would have rejoiced. But no one rejoiced when it appeared in March! Seeing a snow-covered world-again!-after we had already received a taste of spring was more than depressing. It was demoralizing!

Can any of you see some aspect of your life in this scenario? Perhaps you have been entrenched in a bad "wintry" spell. You have been praying for a breakthrough, and you may have already seen early seeds of hope beginning to sprout-hope that a change in your situation was imminent-only to have that hope suddenly buried under a whole new batch of circumstance!

You may be a cancer survivor, and you learn that the cancer has returned. Or you've been praying for restoration of your marriage, and things were starting to look brighter between you and your spouse, when the "Other" jumps back onto the scene. Perhaps you've been praying for your son's salvation, and he went clean of drugs and started coming to church. Then an old friend stops by and they go out and get blasted.

Whatever the source of your "spring blizzard", don't despair! God says: "So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please . . ." (Isa 55:11).

Remember, spring is just around the corner! The God who sent the robins has not abandoned you. The snow will melt. The "Son" will shine again! We must simply trust Him to bring it to pass!

"Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass." (Ps 37:5) NKJV

Our job is to believe in the Spring!

In His love,

Lyn Chaffart, Moderator, The Nugget, Scriptural Nuggets ( ), Answers2Prayer Ministries,