A Reprieve – Devotion 286

It seems we are given a reprieve with the weather.  When we are going through cold and rainy continual days, a few days of warmth and sunshine are even more impactful.  They offer an extra bit of joy, a welcome change from the cold, dreary days.  We might not appreciate the really good days if we didn’t struggle through the tough ones.  It is in the struggle we learn to look for the good.  

I don’t know about you, but the last two days of sunshine have been a like one loving, warm hug on my weary soul.  I have been reminded better days are coming.  I am not foolish enough to think winter is over.  There will be cold and dreary days.  But for a few moments, it was great to simply soak up what was offered.  Worrying or concentrating on what is to come is unhelpful.  Taking in what is offered right now is the key.

What in our lives are going really well?  What have we taken for granted or missed because we have only focused on the difficult?  What struggles have we tackled which have opened our eyes to the joys of living?  Don’t miss the beauty of a reprieve.  It is given to us to learn to enjoy today.  Today is enough and so are we.  

Focus Scripture:

Psalm 74:15-17

15 You cut openings for springs and torrents;
    you dried up ever-flowing streams.
16 Yours is the day, yours also the night;
    you established the luminaries and the sun.
17 You have fixed all the bounds of the earth;
    you made summer and winter.

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