The season is hard. You feel tired, empty, spent. Nothing is blooming; it is the winter of our hearts. You wander lost, wondering how you will go on. A life that once seemed so full is now confused and broken.
Take heart. Like the day between Calvary and the resurrection, life is at a crossroad.
He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:3-4 NIV
Why did our dream have to die? What did we do wrong?
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.” John 11:25
Maybe we did nothing wrong. Possibly, this was part of God’s plan all along.
A resurrection requires a death.
If you are in a season that feels desperate, alone and longing, don’t despair, trust.
Trust that the plan is larger than your eyes can see at this moment.
Believe that God is bigger than the current circumstances.
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
And know that He has not left you, He will never leave you.
“He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.” Psalm 40:2
The tomb is not forever.