It would be ludicrous to expect a person to make spring come.
Yet we often expect the people in our lives to do something equally impossible.
We expect them to make us happy or content.
We expect them to make us feel good about ourselves.
We expect them to make it so we never feel alone or lonely.
Then when our expectations aren't met, we become upset, resentful and bitter.
What if we gave them a break.
What if we surrendered ourselves, the people in our lives, and our circumstances to God,
submitted it all to His will,
and put our hope and expectation in the Only One Who is completely trustworthy
and completely capable of meeting all of our needs and desires.
He wants to surprise us with His beautiful work, just like this tree blooming in January surprised me.
But we interfere with His ability to do so because we've got our opinion on how He should do it
and our hands in His way.
Only God can make springtime come,
and only He can satisfy the hope and expectations in our hearts.
We just have to let Him.
Also happily linking up with the lovely Lisha Epperson.