What is your favorite season? What do you like best about it? Now, let me ask you what season you look forward to the least? Why?
We all have our reasons for preferring one season over another, just as we may have our reasons for disliking aspects of one or more seasons. The one thing, though, that all four seasons have in common is that they were created by God. God doesn’t make mistakes, so each season has a purpose. We may not know the purpose; we may not understand the purpose; we may not even care for the purpose, but if it was created by God you can be assured that it has a purpose.
The winter season brings some great things: snow, Christmas time, and warm fires. But, when it comes to “winter seasons” in life, we tend not to enjoy them very much. Those dark, cold seasons when more things seem to be dying than coming to life. Winter seasons may be seasons of unemployment, illness, uncertainty, or simply waiting. Regardless of their shape or form, they can be painful and stressful. But there is good news and hope: God created them too and He has a purpose for them just as He has a purpose for you.