It's been bitterly cold in much of the country. The land is covered in snow. Our school district was out three days this week due to the cold. I can't say I love winter, but I'm trying to enjoy it. Just a bit ago I sat outside drinking a cup of coffee. It's 0 degrees out. I had to take the time before the heat wave left us!
I was reminded that this world is God's. He carries out His plan and His ways no matter what our opinions are about what He's doing. I believe God hopes we will enter into the joy of His plan, but if we can't He isn't going to change His plan for us. He can help us learn to be content in the midst of it, but He isn't going to change His plans to suit us. It's His world after all, and He knows what is best for it (and us).
I read that deep freeze is really good for the earth, for the soil, for plants and trees. It gives them time to rest. It gives plants and trees time to hold their energy in reserve waiting for spring. The soil's drainage properties are improved after going through a really cold winter. The snow insulates the ground and plant life. And the bitter cold keeps bug populations in check (like mosquitoes -- we'll appreciate that later this year).
Sometimes we can think childishly about life, about circumstances. It's as if we are stamping our foot and saying, "I don't like this. I don't like this at all. It's bad."
When we have that kind of attitude we are seeing ourselves as the center of our worlds rather than God. That will definitely make us miserable!
God has promised warm weather will follow winter. In Genesis 8:22 He says, "While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease."