We had another snowstorm this weekend in my part of the world. The snow is piled up so high, that the houses across the street, which I can normally see just fine through my basement apartment windows, are now blocked by giant walls of it and apparently, we are supposed to get even more snow this coming week. I haven’t experienced snow like this for some time as I had been living in other parts of Canada for so long and just moved back home to Newfoundland in Sept 2021 in which there wasn’t nearly as much snow that winter. Maybe this winter is making up for the last one but I must admit, I am kind of over it now. However, despite the daunting view of outside, I do choose to look at it with humour (laughter can be the best medicine) and most importantly, thankfulness to God. He has blessed me with a warm, safe and cozy home to shelter me from the cold; food to eat; my health; the tools and technology to be creative as well as to stay in contact with the people my life has been blessed with. My Heavenly Father has provided me with all that I need for these winter storms and I am thankful to him.
Of course, there are storms we go through in life that are much bigger than having to dig ourselves out of walls of snow. Storms which affect our physical, emotional and even spiritual well-being. Storms in which we as believers, may not entirely feel so thankful to God either because we have forgotten his faithfulness and goodness through the midst of our pain or maybe because we even began to doubt it. I’ve certainly experienced it. It might even be safe to say that those with the most strongest of faith have experienced it.