It happens when the clocks turn ahead. When the days get a little warmer & longer. When what was once dead starts to wake up. I can’t help but think that spring shows us a little bit of what God can do with us.
Sometimes we don’t even have the hope for ourselves of a brighter day, but that’s okay because He still has it for us. He can teach it to us as He shows us each day.
He isn’t done with our story even if the last season wasn’t one we’re proud of. He isn’t giving up on us because we’re taking too long. He’s bringing in a new season into our lives where we can come alive in Him and realize that we do have a purpose. And we can’t go back but we can go forward into something different – something new.
Sometimes change is something we run from. & sometimes we even get to the point where we are running towards it with open arms, ready to leave yesterday behind.
I think this happened quite a few times for people in the Bible. People who wanted to run from who they were yesterday. People like David and Jonah and Saul.
God was strong enough to bring them into a new season, and He’s strong enough to do it with us, too.
His hope for us is powerful enough to drive out the weight of guilt & shame we might carry. Or the darkness from winter. Or the discouragement that clouds our minds.
& it might take a little time, but that doesn’t mean He isn’t redeeming the worst parts of us.
We may not be able to get what we wish we could back. Or give it back. But He is pouring something new into us to give. & we can carry that into spring. Change might just be the best thing.