“I consider the sufferings of this present time as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us.” – Romans 8:18
In the Old Testament, the prophet Isaiah tells us that the Lord sends the rain, the snow and the seasons down to the earth to help make it fertile and fruitful. Though we may prefer certain weather conditions, all types of weather are necessary for healthy growth. We need:
The cold of winter to provide rest for the soil, the storms of spring to stir things up, the summer sun to provide growth, and the fall for harvest.