For nearly half of my life, I have lived in New York City. Believe it or not, it was a great place to grow up - surrounded by wonderful people, food, sights and sounds. However, Jan-March could be a bit unbearable with the cold spells, snowstorms and dreary days. You spent a great deal of time inside your home.
I guess it could no different in other parts of America, as well. Now living in Florida, I've experienced a prolonged "cold spell" this year - and I don't like it much. The miseries of illness (colds, flu, etc.) came to my home and kept the busyness of life away. What a time to reflect on the things get you down or tend to brighten your day. God is good all the time and all the time God is good will keep you standing on His promises. And even in your lowest moments, He is with you! As I listened to good gospel music and read the Word, the blues started to fade away, taking me to a place of peace and rest. No one can do that except for Jesus Christ who cares so much about my life.
The title of some songs just want you to take a closer listen. "There Is Jesus", "But God", "For God So Loved", "The I Of The Storm", "His Life For Mine". Thank God that "joy comes in the morning" and the darkness before the dawn starts shrinking away real fast. Celebrate the joy of your salvation, what lies ahead in your Christian walk, anticipate great things in Christ and always see the glass half full and not half empty!
Be blessed and be a blessing!!