We know when the town will become busy, and we know when it will become quiet again. There is a definite rhythm to the ebb and flow of visitors.
But snow in April, while not really unusual, is never as welcome as it is in December. It goes against our idea of what is "supposed" to happen. Temperatures should be climbing, flowers ought to be growing, and grass should be greening.
What do you do when the unexpected happens? How do you react when the unwanted shows up on your doorstep? I realize that there are situations you can resolve, and there are issues you have no ability to change. When you encounter the uncontrollable, what is your response?
This snow will go away soon. But that unexpected sickness, lay-off, accident or other unwelcome situation may come to stay. So how do you deal with it?
You know that your own wisdom and knowledge won't help. But did you know that God cares about your situation?
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
But how do you know that you can trust God? It takes faith to trust Him. As you allow God to direct your paths (your life), you discover that He is the only one completely trustworthy. As you see God working in your life, you learn to trust Him more and more. In other words, your faith grows.
One thing I know: You and I can't melt the snow on our own. So trust God!