I love the fall; it is my favorite season. I must admit, though, I’m a wee bit frustrated at the moment. It has been in the 80’s all week here in Texas. It is the middle of October, for goodness sakes! (By the way, I’m sorry this E-letter is late again. One of these days I’ll get on top of life. Nah…probably not.) Anyway, I’m ready for sweaters and fires and snuggling. This season is supposed to be over by now, what’s up with that?!
Do you ever feel that way in life? Maybe you feel stuck in the perpetual preschool or terminal teenage years. Then again, you may be experiencing a season of life where the heat is so hot that you fear the Lord will not be able to save your tears in a bottle because they evaporate in the furnace of your circumstances the instant one attempts to pool on your bottom lashes.
Perhaps, you are sure you are living in never-ending winter. Everything has died: hope, dreams, a relationship, possibilities, or maybe it isn’t exactly dead but it is buried so deep beneath the bitterness of cold reality that you no longer have the strength or breath left to dig your way out from under the avalanche that rolled over you.

In whatever unrelenting season you find yourself, may I remind you that just as surely as I know autumn will eventually come to Texas, I know your current season will someday give way to milder temperatures? How do I know this? For one thing, God’s creation reflects His glory. I guess you could say, you can see His nature in nature.
Psalm 19:1-2 tells us, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.” I grew up in Texas and there has never been a year when autumn didn’t show up. I’ve grown up with the Lord and I’ve never experienced a season that didn’t eventually pass. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” You matter to God. He has time for you and has ordained time for you. Look up, friend. I see cooler weather and a cozy Comforter in your future.
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