But he knows the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold. Job 23:10
Winter can bring so many things along with it. Regardless of what Punxsutawney Phil predicted, it’s still very much winter in Ironwood. In fact, we are waking up to blizzard conditions this morning. Drifts of blowing snow block the roads and decreases visibility making driving hazardous. Blizzards are one of the worst parts of winter, right after icy conditions. Both have the opportunity for devastating long term effects.
Likewise circumstances in our lives can be trying, like blizzards. Bills mount up. Family members get sick or even die. Workplace becomes stressful. Relationships get sour, and many other circumstances weigh down on us until we think we can’t go on. Before we know it our visibility gets low and we can’t see what’s down the road. During these times we need to remember that God sees the outcome. God knows the way and will clear the skies.
Let’s put on our spiritual armor, when we put on our coats and boots this morning, and shovel our way out of this mess!