I sensed in my spirit that many of you may be going through a winter season where everything appears to be dead, where it appears like nothing is happening. You may be in a place where you don’t understand the why’s or the what for’s, I too have been in there many times throughout these more than 30 years since my rebirth. It can feel like a dark, lonely and cold place where we question at times whether God has forgotten us.
Isaiah 49:14-15 But Zion said, The Lord has forsaken me, And my Lord has forgotten me. Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I WILL NOT FORGET YOU! See I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.
He is the Vinekeeper and is doing a deep work within your hearts and souls. He knows what is necessary for your healthy growth. Maybe you can’t see it with your physical eyes, but He is preparing you for the next stage so that you can yield much fruit. I can’t image that anything in nature enjoys the cold frigid winters anymore than we do, but each season is necessary in order that life come forth in the next. Hidden inside of you and I is God’s eternal purpose within the seed that He planted one day in the soil of your heart and in order for it to come into full maturity we must learn to trust Him, knowing even if it is painful, that He will never leave you nor forsake you. He is faithful and His love endures forever. Be encouraged, Our Lord Reigns! He makes all things beautiful in its time. Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things that God has prepared for those who love Him.
Ecclesiastes 3:14 I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him.