Frost can define the deadlike – but it is not here to stay.
I pray to you, O LORD, my rock. Do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you are silent, I might as well give up and die. Psalm 28:1 (NLT)
I feel dead sometimes – encrusted with ice and frost, dead to all emotion other than grief. Some days I am overwhelmingly frostbitten, lifeless. Don’t let me die, Lord; let your sunlove bring me life.
Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love. Psalm 31:16 (NIV)
I turn my face towards your sunlove, and know that your love is always there, always warm, always strengthening. Even at my most frozen, your love is pouring over me, O Lord.
Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Psalm 36:5 (NLT)
My heart can feel frozen still, Lord – but I look up at your immense heavens which show how vast is your love for me, and for my beloved. And I am grateful for all that You are to me.
Praise your God! He spreads snow like a white fleece, he scatters frost like ashes, He broadcasts hail like birdseed— who can survive his winter? Then He gives the command and it all melts; He breathes on winter—suddenly it’s spring! Psalm 147:12-18 (The Message)
I want to believe that promise, Lord – that one day soon it will feel like spring again, that even without my beloved, the warmth of your sunlove will bring new life once again.
You let everyone drink from Your refreshing stream. Psalm 36:8 (HCSB)
Even when the stream itself seems cold, the warmth of your love, dear Lord, rises to abundantly satisfy. May I be satisfied in You today.
Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. Phil 4:13 (The Message)
I am in my grief – but Christ defines me, defines who I am, not my grief. I am IN my grief but not OF it. I am of Christ, He is my strength, and in Him I can make it through today, tomorrow, to eternity.