I picked up the best salad in Austin yesterday afternoon, Fresa’s Chopped Salad (you’re welcome), and drove to Shoal Creek to spend my lunch break in the sun. I brought along my bible and opened to Psalm 145, one of my favorites. I read…

The Lord is faithful in all his words

and kind in all his works.

The Lord upholds all who are falling

and raises up all who are bowed down.

The eyes of all look to you,

and you give them their food in due season.

You open your hand;

you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Psalm 145:13-16

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In due season, God gives you what you need. He answers prayer. He fulfills desires. He feeds the hungry, and He rescues those in need. Because He is good and He is faithful and He is kind.

People have been joking that they survived winter here in Austin this year, January 6th – 8th, 2017. It’s been in the 80’s this week and 70’s last. The sun has been out, it’s warm, the birds are chirping, flowers blooming.

It seems spring has come early here in Austin.

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For those of you who have been praying for deliverance from this season of life, whatever it may be, you know that waiting can feel a lot like winter. Barren, cold, never-ending, colorless, sometimes painful, fruitless, dreary, suffocating, stuck.

So for those of you who long for the warmth of the promised sun to peak from behind your winter clouds…

I pray that like Austin, your spring comes early too.

 
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Because what I think the Lord stirred in my spirit yesterday is that sometimes spring does come early. Because it’s due to.

Sometimes spring arrives before we expect it to and maybe it’s because we aren’t looking for it. Maybe we aren’t actually sure if it will ever come.

And so I’m praying this over your winter soul. That you would begin to see signs of spring and expect it to come.

And that the sun would shine. The rains would pour. The clouds would part.

And that your spring would show up in glory.

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