Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. Psalm 55:17
Better bundle up because if you’re in the Upper Peninsula because temperatures this morning are well below zero! I’m honestly pretty stressed out after driving home yesterday in whiteout conditions and wouldn’t mind if I could just stay inside by the fireplace for a few days.
Maybe you’re going through a personal “blizzard” of sorts and depression is nipping at your heels leaving you withdrawn. Just like the dark and bleak days of winter have a woeful effect on us, trials seem to frost our lives with melancholy. The problem is that when we are in the midst of a “winter”, it’s so easy to let it nip away at us.
I think depression is one of the worst effects of a “winter” because so many are affected by it. The “winter blahs” always seem to be looming and wanting to nip…nip away on the arctic cold winds of winter.
There’s no easy way out of depression but keeping our lives in tune with God can help guard against it. Regular personal devotions during Lent, and a time with God each day, can go a long way in dealing with our trials and help us endure a long, cold winter.