Thursday, January 19, 2012

...but the winter blues

I can feel them.

Creeping in.

As the temperature drops. And the sun finds permanent cover behind the clouds.

My mind gets a little hazier.
My spirits get a little lower.
My heart gets a little darker.

I try to pretend they're not there.
I try to find my own place to hide.

...But the winter blues find me.

Have you been there? It's not even snowing where I am yet, but I'm already there.

Waking up tired. Wanting to just pull the covers over my head and sleep until March.
Relying on too many cups of coffee.
Being grouchy, and grumpy, and all those things that make me anything but a joy to be around.

And Isn't it funny? No matter how hard the winter was before, summer always seems to give me the biggest case of amnesia. Every winter I am in shock by how absolutely miserable it can be. It's like I had no idea it was coming!

Let me ask you, what do you do when you're there?

"You, Lord, keep my lamp burning;
my God turns my darkness into light."
Psalm 18:28

So you hear that, winter blues? My God is a powerful God and His light is stronger than anything you can throw at me. Yes, you might beat me on a few days. But the battle has already been won.

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