In the midst of winter, I finally learned there is an invincible summer within. ~Albert Camus
This time of year is hard here in the midwest. The winter teases us with a beautiful sunny day in the upper 50s and then bam, we are back to snow and cold!
Everything outside looks brown and grey. I long for spring to be here. The sound of birds chirping, flowers blooming, and the trees and grass getting greener.
I was reading the above quote and thought it was applicable in a lot of ways this time of year. If you are anything like me, the weather can also affect my outlook on life and my mood. The thing of it is, I’ve been through it before. It happens every year.
Every year we have winter and this time of year, every year, it gets long and feels like it will never end. It can also be that way when we are facing difficult times in life. Times when it feels like the difficulty will never end.
I realize that I need to remember during these times, the wintry moments when things seem cold and endless and bleak, there is a summer deep within me that is untouchable. Invincible. I know it’s there even when it seems far away and unreachable because I’ve been through it all before… and the summer always rises to the surface.
I have faith that He hasn’t left me empty. So in those moments I remind myself of what I’ve already learned… that in the midst of winter there is in me an invincible summer.
What have you already learned that seems easy for you to forget?
Because I really do believe that once we know better we can’t pretend to be ignorant anymore. Try making it a habit to remind yourself now of what you’ve already learned so that during your next run of trouble… the winter moments that inevitably come… you will remember and believe that He hasn’t left you empty.
Remember that He has given you an invincible summer within.
Love and blessings,