“Fickle” barely scratches the proverbial surface of this winter’s weather in North Carolina. No exaggeration – we’ve enjoyed sunny 70s one day then blizzard-like snow and temps well below freezing the next! Just yesterday we opened windows, pulled out flip flops and played in the sun. Tonight a thick ice blanket has Raleigh wrapped tight. One certainly cannot gauge tomorrow’s weather by temperatures today.
It’s a lot like us, isn’t it? We soar high on successes one day only to wake to struggles the next. Today’s experiential climate does not guarantee the same tomorrow. Perhaps the kids screamed all day. They might wake tomorrow all smiles. Did you hold your ground against that tugging temptation today? Fantastic! The fight to stay steadfast begins again in the morning. Just as the snow tonight does not predetermine the sun’s warmth tomorrow, so previous missteps and misfortunes cannot dictate circumstances to come. We are fickle creatures.
Oh what blessed comfort we find in the steadfast love of God! Surely as the night’s black will light with the coming dawn, so He lavishes fresh mercies upon us every morning! Even the most unpredictable weather screams this truth for no matter the day’s forecast, the sun still shines. Whether warm or cold, windy or still, that magnificent orb of light remains, keeping all elements in our galaxy circling in precise orbit. The darkest places on earth will never determine the strength of this celestial saturating light. Snowfall here cannot negate the sun’s consuming heat; it simply stands as a temporary barrier to us experiencing warmth.
Has today wrung you out like a discarded rag? Rejoice that God’s abundant mercy offers you a fresh start tomorrow. Did today go better than you could have hoped? Thank Him for His generous grace! So long as breath fills your lungs, He purposes hope on your behalf. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Come balmy breezes or ravenous storms, may we rest assured knowing the sun remains. After all, only He knows what tomorrow’s forecast may hold with grace strong to cover it all.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23