Making it Through Winter Seasons

“I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” ~ John 12:24 ~


This time of year is not my favorite. Mostly because I’m not a fan of cold weather. I’ve even jokingly said if it were up to me, I would fast forward straight through winter right to spring. But guess what? It’s not up to me. So winter keeps on coming every single year.


I recently came across this verse, and it is starting to change my perspective on this necessary season of winter.


“I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds,” John 12:24.


It made me think about winter’s purpose. In all these years of dreading winter, I never once stopped to think that maybe there was a reason for this unenjoyable time. According to John 12:24, these days are actually full of purpose, even necessary for the future.


Personally, I can look back and see that I have gained maturity, perseverance, and wisdom from difficult times. We can learn things in our winter seasons if we so choose.

What are you learning during your winter seasons of life? Are you able to see past current circumstances to the bigger picture?

Dear Jesus, We thank you for all the seasons even the ones that are not our favorite. Help us to draw closer to you in our trials and trust you deeper when life seems harsh. We want to live a life that bears the fruit of someone who depends on you instead of our circumstances. Whatever season we find ourself in let us be able to truly be able to say it is well with my soul. In His name we pray. Amen.


In His love,

Amber Austin

Changed Women's Ministry