The Bible literally mentions different seasons we go experience. For example:
“It was You who set all the boundaries of the earth; You made both summer and winter.” Psalm 74:171
“…then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil.” Deuteronomy 11:14
Summer, Winter, Autumn, Spring are all there. Many of us have a favorite season. I don’t necessarily have a favorite- but my least favorite is Winter. During the winter, it seems like we just can’t relax. We have to be prepared all the time. We can’t just go outside. First we need to make sure we have our gloves, scarves, and hats. If it is snowy and icy, we need to put on warm boots, grab a shovel, and buy salt to melt the ice. We have to always be prepared. Another factor is the darkness. It gets dark so early. Doctors say we are so affected by the lack of sunlight, that this can cause depression. Not a fun season.
Right now, everyone on earth is going through the same season… Corona season. No matter what season we like or dislike, I think we would all rather be in any season other than Corona. In a way, this season reminds me of Winter- especially from the aspect of having to be prepared all the time. But the big difference is, we always know when winter is coming. It is our choice to make things easier by having all we need to deal with it. Corona surprised us. A lot of us didn’t have extra food, masks, or even toilet tissue! It isn’t too late. Although it might not be as easy as it normally is, we can still gather up what we need to prepare us for the days to come. But some of us may be feeling afraid, or even depressed. Aside from preparing our homes, we have to gather up what we need for our spirits.
The Bible is full of the supplies we need to be prepared at all times. Here are some scriptures we should always hold on to- no matter what we see going on around us.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
“The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1
This is my favorite scripture: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate. The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate. Psalm 34: 19-22
Unlike products we buy in the store, we actually should hoard what we need for our spirits, so that we will never be caught unprepared. This is what the Bible says:
“He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.” Proverbs 10:5
Be sure to constantly harvest, gather, and prepare. The Lord has what we need for every season…even Corona season. Remember, this season will not last, but God’s promises will last forever. When this season is over, don’t go back to being unprepared. Just like when spring comes, we don’t throw away our blankets and sweaters. We hold on to them for the next winter. And if our coats have gotten old, thinned out, or too small, we don’t depend on them to keep us warm next winter. We buy a new coat. Sometimes we need to renew our spirits with a new and fresh word from the Lord. Research His word for yourself to get what you need. I will leave you with this last scripture:
“Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”- Nehemiah 8:10
Find your strength, joy, and security in the promises of Lord… in this season- and every season.