As we approach the cold winter in the northern hemisphere, it’s a perfect time to ask, “What does the Bible say about winter?” Actually, quite a bit! It was difficult to narrow down when I started searching.
But from Genesis to Revelation, and everything in between, you will see magnificent glimpses of the sovereignty of our God, the beauty and power of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the wonderful redemption and forgiveness of sins that we enjoy in Him. Let’s explore 20 fascinating winter bible verses!
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Winter Bible Verses
All these Bible verses about winter have been taken from the Amplified Bible. If you would like to read them in another translation, I encourage you to use a website like Bible Gateway to look up multiple translations.
Before we dive into these winter Bible verses, if you are interested in studying the seasons, be sure to check out the following additional articles:
“You have defined and established all the borders of the earth [the divisions of land and sea and of the nation’s]; You have made summer and winter.” Psalm 74:17
Our Lord God is the One who made all things, including the seasons. If you are blessed to live in an area that shows four distinct seasons, you know that snow and cold will soon be upon us. But we can take comfort in knowing that our God who designed these amazing seasonal changes is the One who is in control of every aspect of our lives as well.
“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, and day and night Shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22
As we take comfort in knowing God is sovereign and in control of everything, we can also rest assured that He is constant, unchanging, and never grows tired. He keeps all of His promises. We will soon again watch winter arrive knowing He is faithful and will continue to do just as He said. We can trust Him in all things.
“For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’. And [He speaks] to the showers and to the downpour [of His mighty rains], ‘Be strong.’ “God seals (brings to a standstill, stops) [by severe weather] the hand of every man, That all men [whom He has made] may know His work [that is, His sovereign power and their subjection to it].” Job 37:6-7
As we’ve seen in the previous verses, the Lord is the One in control of the seasons. He controls the weather and commands the snow and rain to fall according to His will and good pleasure. God does everything for the good of those who love Him and to display His glory.
So, we can trust that not a single snowflake falls apart from His will. My daughter used to take beautiful photos of individual flakes under her field microscope. Have you ever seen the unique intricacy of one tiny snowflake? It should reassure us that He knows and cares about every detail of our lives, too.
“Out of its chamber comes the storm, And cold from the north wind. Ice is made by the breath of God, And the expanse of the waters is frozen.” Job 37:9-10
Anyone who’s ever experienced a blizzard before knows that the powerful winds and blinding snow are a marvel of astounding force. The frozen ponds and streams of winter are also an incredible display of God-designed beauty and strength.
Our almighty Creator is the one who makes all these things happen in His perfect way and timing. When we see the beauty and wonder of winter, we can praise Him for His marvelous power and plans.
“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,” Job 38:22
Imagine the heavenly realms where God keeps all of the snow and hail stored for His purposes. Ponder the way He planned the weather, the seasons, the water cycle, and the skies above that store it all, ready to be released at His command. Marvel at His power and design. Praise Him for all He is and all He can do!
“Praise the Lord from the earth, Sea monsters and all deeps; Lightning and hail, snow and fog; Stormy wind, fulfilling His orders;” Psalm 148:7-8
The Bible is filled with ample evidence of God’s omnipotence. He is the Creator and Commander of all things. Everything on earth—including living creatures and the forces of nature itself—do His bidding. When we repent and put our trust in Christ alone for salvation, we are blessed to be called children of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Let us serve Him in love and faithfulness.
“He gives [to the earth] snow like [a blanket of] wool; He scatters the frost like ashes.” Psalm 147:16
Once again, we see that our God is in control. This winter, for those who live where it grows cold and snows—ponder how it falls, where it lands, and how the earth is covered in a blanket of white, set down by our loving Heavenly Father. Know that He cares for us, covers us, and protects us wherever He leads.
“For as the rain and snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth, Making it bear and sprout, And providing seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So will My word be which goes out of My mouth; It will not return to Me void (useless, without result), Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11
Not only do the natural realms of this world do God’s bidding, but the spiritual do as well. God’s Word goes wherever He wishes and accomplishes all that He desires. As the rain and snow water the earth, we can water it with the spreading of the Gospel, trusting that it will reach whomever He wants it to, and succeed in all He has planned.
“Lightning and hail, snow and fog; Stormy wind, fulfilling His orders;” Psalm 148:8
As we’ve seen in all the previous verses, God’s purposes always prevail. Both the natural and the spiritual forces do His bidding. Whether He sends fire, hail, snow, or winds, it is always according to His plan. Let’s fully trust our God Who fulfills every promise of His Word.
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord. “a]Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18
One of God’s most amazing promises is His plan for our salvation through Jesus Christ. Isaiah’s prophecy shows God’s call to His people to repentantly come to Him and be forgiven of their sins. This is His call to us, too. When we do this, He will cleanse us and wash away our sins making us spiritually clean and white as snow.
“Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” Psalm 51:7
Psalm 51 is a beautiful prayer of confession by David after his heinous sins of adultery and murder. He pours out his heart in confession and claims God’s promise to cleanse him of his sin. Just as we saw in Isaiah, David knew that God could wash away his sins and make him whiter than snow. That promise is for us as well! Have you come to Him for cleansing?
“She does not fear the snow for her household, for all in her household are clothed in [expensive] scarlet [wool].” Proverbs 31:21
As winter approaches, we all need to be practical and prepare for the long, cold months ahead—warm clothing and blankets, wood for the fireplaces, and food stored for times when we may not be able to get out to buy more due to inclement weather.
Proverbs 31 is a beautiful picture of a Godly woman who does just this. As we looked in the previous verses about coming to God to take care of our spiritual need for forgiveness of sins, we can look to Him to provide for our practical needs as we plan accordingly for the coming winter. God cares about all our needs.
“For behold, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone.” Song of Solomon 2:11
Just as He promised, the winter will not last forever, and the warm rains of spring will eventually appear. We can trust Him that no matter how difficult times may be, we know they will not last forever, and He will bring brighter days once again. Most importantly, even during difficult times, we know He is with us and remains in control of all things.
“The angel’s appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were as white as snow.” Matthew 28:3
The Gospels tell of an incredible display of God’s glory when Jesus appeared to Peter, James, and John in the Transfiguration wearing clothing as white as snow. Jesus, Himself used the beauty and purity of snow and lightning to showcase His divinity. Praise Him, our Savior and Lord, fully man and fully God!
“I kept looking Until thrones were set up, And the Ancient of Days (God) took His seat; His garment was white as snow And the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was flames of fire; Its wheels were a burning fire.” Daniel 7:9
Before Jesus was born to a virgin here on earth that first Christmas, the prophet Daniel had an amazing vision of our God sitting on His throne also wearing clothing white as snow. Jesus, the Son of Man, approaches Him on the clouds. Once again, we see the beauty and purity of our God displayed in the wonder of His creation of snow.
“His head and His hair were white like white wool, [glistening white] like snow; and His [all-seeing] eyes were [flashing] like a flame of fire [piercing into my being].” Revelation 1:14
As Daniel saw an incredible glimpse of the future coronation of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the book of Revelation once again shows Him appearing white like snow, as He comes to rule and judge at the end of time.
Our all-powerful God saw fit to use the description of snow to showcase His glory. As winter comes, and the snow falls on various parts of the earth, let us wonder in amazement at our all-powerful, all-knowing, sovereign, loving, caring, forgiving, and magnificent God and Savior!
Scriptures On Winter
If you would like a quick reference guide so you can quickly jot down the scriptures for later study, I have got you covered. I have listed out all the scriptures below for your convenience. Simply copy to your study journal or a word file and print.
Song of Solomon 2:11
Winter is my absolute favorite time of year. As you meditate on these verses, I hope you will be blessed by them.