SOMETHING BEAUTIFULby Clinicians at Ganey Counseling on 03/24/15
“For behold, the winter is
past; the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove is heard
in our land.”
of Solomon 2:11-12
The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the temperature is finally rising. Spring is here!! Soon we will begin to see little buds growing on the trees and brightly colored flowers pushing through the dirt. These signs of spring are perhaps what make it my favorite season. The sun and warmth are amazing, but I think what makes spring so wonderful is the joy of watching life return after the deadness of the winter.
Each budding blossom reminds me of the newness that God can and will
bring into our lives if we seek him. Each budding blossom gives me hope that
what is past is dead and gone and something
beautiful is coming. The most amazing thing about our God is that He is a
God who is faithful to restore, rebuild, and make new. If He begins a work He
will bring it to completion, and any work He completes will in some way be for
our good and for His glory. His character and power are truly “something beautiful” and we get a
glimpse of this in the way that he has designed our seasons.
Have you been longing for some kind of newness, healing or
restoration? Is there something in your life you need to let die in order that something beautiful might be able to
grow? Are you longing for springtime in your heart? Let your hearts be
encouraged by the newness that surrounds you, let your mind be filled with the
truth that our God is a God who makes things beautiful – not only in the world
around us but also in the deepest places of our hearts. He does not always do
so in the way we might hope or expect but he does so in the most perfect way.
Submitted by Sarah E. Loew, MS