By: Carole L. Haines
Nature reminds us of God’s faithfulness amid all the clamor and worries of our world. The Sun rises and it sets every day, without fail. The Moon fulfills all her phases, glimmering in the sky as if to smile on us. The stars run their courses; the planets stay in orbit around the Sun. The winter melts away into Spring, every year; followed by Summer and Autumn once again. The tides rise and fall at the Ocean shore. The birds sing in the early morning mists. The grass forever is growing and growing and growing. Tadpoles turn into little frogs, as caterpillars morph into butterflies. These cycles are promised by God in His Word.
“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat,
And summer and winter, and day and night Shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22)
Nature is going on amid this pandemic. April showers are still falling, softening the ground for May’s promised blooms. The days grow longer, the temperature warmer, the skies bluer. We can trust God’s faithfulness in the midst of all this uncertainty. He never wavers, never falters. He is always sitting on His Throne, never standing up in alarm as we do sometimes.
The Lord’s lovingkindness indeed never ceases, For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.”
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.
It is good that he waits silently for the salvation of the Lord. (
My soul is truly at peace, my heart rests in Him, my mind finds Him faithful, as He always is and ever will be. Rest in Him, Dear Child of God. Nature is reminding us of His faithfulness, His Sovereignty, His love and care. Rest in Him Dear Children, Believers in Christ. Breathe in His life-giving breath and let Him fill you with His peace.
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. (John 14:27)
Not as the world gives, because the world can never give you peace. Only Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior can give you His Own Peace. Let the cycles of nature remind you of His unfailing love.