WINTERTIME Job 37:9-13
9 From the chamber of the south
comes the whirlwind,
And cold from the scattering winds of the north.
10 By the breath of God ice is given,
And the broad waters are frozen.
11 Also with moisture He saturates the thick clouds;
He scatters His bright clouds.
12 And they swirl about, being turned by His guidance,
That they may do whatever He commands them
On the face of the whole earth.
13 He causes it to come,
Whether for correction,
Or for His land,
Or for mercy
It seems we all have experience Wintertime these past two weeks. To some it seems awful, the cold, the snow, the ice, the wind but to God it is a part of His plan. Maybe instead of complaining we need to seek God and allow Him to speak to us concerning this Wintertime experience. According to His Word there are three reasons He allows Wintertime
1. For Correction--- God may be speaking to you so as to correct some things in your life. God has a way to slow us down so as He can get our attention. He will point out to you the things that need correcting. Maybe you are the one that says,, I don't have time to read my Bible or to Pray. Now you do. Maybe there are some areas or sins in your life that God wants you to focus on, and correct your ways. The coldness ,the barren life you are living, Wintertime could be brought into your life for God to redirect your life.
2.For His Land-----God knows how to bring rest in to our lives and not only ours but His Land also. A time for mother earth to rest and recuperate from the abuse that man has brought on her. Read your Bible , God told Israel the seventh year is to be a year of rest (Leviticus 25:4-5). God may have decided it is time for His Creation to rest.
3.For Mercy----God knows that which we are dealing with and sometimes He allows Wintertime to come into our lives ,just because He Loves us. He allows these periods in our lives to slow us down and gives us the much needed rest we need. He knows in each life there needs to be a time of maturing, pruning and barrenness. We may never know in this lifetime why God allows these times in our lives, but believe me
He knows. He may be at work correcting some areas of your life, or because of His great love for you He is extending His Mercy toward you.
22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.