Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Deep Roots

““But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.” -Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NLT)

You know, when I read that verse, I can't help but picture people going through horrible, trying times and just staying strong in their faith. Like they can't be rocked, no matter what happens. I see people who are like Paul from the Bible.

Paul was put in prison and still wrote letter after letter to other believers. He preached to the other inmates and the guards. He was unwavering in his faith. He didn't complain that God wasn't with him. He knew that God had a greater purpose for his life. He made the best of every situation he was placed in and did what he knew he was called to do: share the gospel with anyone and everyone he came into contact with.

Can you imagine how many people he spoke to? Can you picture the number of people that learned of God's love for them, even in the most unusual of places simply because Paul didn't waste his time wallowing?

Paul's roots were definitely deep!

Here's my challenge for you and me: Don't focus on the drought going on around you. Instead, focus on God and know that he is with you! He knows what he's doing and can most definitely bring you through this drought if you let him!

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