My favorite winter sitting spot in my family room now affords me a slightly different view.  When I look out the window there are buds on the trees, the yellow forsythia has burst forth, and there is green on the winter grass.  The cycling through of a year seems to go faster each time; I catch myself saying, "I can't believe it's time for this again already." 

There is hope and predictability in the seasons- I love that I can depend on them to do their thing even when I find that my life is changing like shifting sand.  It's good to know the dogwood still blooms, the robins return and the weather gets warmer. 

Just like last year.

I believe God build predictability and stability into His creation to remind us that He is never-changing.  The sun rises, the sun sets, the stars come out.   Same routine day after day.  (thank goodness for that.) Everything that He has made is always on time; rarely early, never late.

But always on time.

The occurences of nature and creation reassure me as I look out the window of my sometimes crazy life and see that around me, all is as it should be because God has it under control.

It is then that I realize I can give him my finite problems, broken relationships and daily stresses. 

He seems to be able to keep the earth rotating on his axis without any help from me.

But I would have a hard time keeping my world from spinning out of control without a lot of help from Him.


  1. I love this Beth. I suppose if He can control the earth's axis, He can surely take care of my problems :) Thank you for the encouragement today!

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  2. Mel- you are so welcome! Thanks for reading and commenting. Blessings!


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