When looking out at the snow falling here in late April, I’ve become discouraged at the seeming desire of winter to reassert itself, even while spring is in full bloom. Instead of looking at the beauty of new life forming all around, I find myself looking at the snowflakes instead.
How many of us do just that when difficulties come our way. There is good in our midst, but we have is a tendency to only see the snowflakes instead. With prayer and surrender, when seeking God during these difficult times, we allow him to help us to see through his eyes of faith. We then begin to see that there is a divine purpose for all things that come our way. Some challenges cause us to grow, while others redirect us toward our Father’s purpose for our lives, and away from areas that might cause us greater pain and loss later on. In the end, God wants us to be at peace with ourselves by being filled with “his” love and purpose. We then find that we can grow in this love not only for Jesus, but also for his children and the world around us.