A friend just shared this with me – she knows the pressure I am under right now. I thought it might encourage some of you ~
“One of the most knowledgeable men I know once told me, “Heavy winters bring more bountiful summers.” Hmm?
The harder the winter–the more fruitful the summer! We all appreciate Spring flowers and Summer fruit, but it’s the dying of Fall and the storms of Winter that create the most abundant harvests.
Our inability to fully appreciate the storms of life merely demonstrates how shortsighted we really are. An over-dependence upon temporary satisfaction usually leads to future disappointment.
God has no desire to give you peace from the storms of life. His plan is to give you peace in the storm. Peace that comes when the storm stops is temporary. Learning to have peace during the storms of life, that’s the goal.
So, the next time you encounter a storm, respond well…a wonderful harvest is just around the bend.” – Francis Anfuso
Much love & peace in our storms,
(image courtesy of examiner.com)