I must admit I am both disappointed and grateful that winter is here. Disappointed because those of us on the east coast of Australia only experienced half of summer before the relentless rain hit, and excited because it means we are one season closer to the sun and warmth of the next summer. What does the Bible have to say about winter? Here are 10 Bible verses that show us God is powerful and good, and that seasons always come to an end. I hope they bring you encouragement in this season.
You set the boundaries of the earth, and you made both summer and winter.
The stormy wind comes from its chamber, and the driving winds bring the cold. God’s breath sends the ice, freezing wide expanses of water.
As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.
What a Day that will be! No more cold nights—in fact, no more nights! The Day is coming—the timing is God’s—when it will be continuous day. Every evening will be a fresh morning. What a Day that will be! Fresh flowing rivers out of Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea, half to the western sea, flowing year-round, summer and winter!
Song of Solomon 2:11
Look, the winter is past, and the rains are over and gone.
He directs the snow to fall on the earth and tells the rain to pour down. Then everyone stops working so they can watch his power.
Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word!
He sends the snow like white wool; he scatters frost upon the ground like ashes. He hurls the hail like stones. Who can stand against his freezing cold? Then, at his command, it all melts. He sends his winds, and the ice thaws.
Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.