There are times when we are deeply troubled and pondered whether our convictions in God’s plan were fake, were shrouded by our own feelings. Problems, things we expected that never happen, plans that seem to go wrong, and many other “storm” in our lives.
A post shared by a friend that she took from a devotional reminds me (and hopefully you) about a tree in the midst of storm. A tree, planted by God. It’ll never fail, it’ll never fall, no matter how hard the storm is.
Let us be that tree. Let us be strong in what ever darkest valley we are enduring at the moment. Let us be content in God’s love, grace, and perfect plan no matter how hard it may seem.
If we were sure before that our conviction was planted by God Himself, why doubt, oh, soul with little faith?
A tree in the midst of storm
You have been in the storms and swept by raging winds.
Have they left you broken, weary and beaten in the valley
or have they lifted you to the sunlit summits of a richer, deeper,
more abiding manhood or womanhood?
The wind that blows can never kill the tree that God plants.
It blows toward east, and then toward west,
the tender leaves have little rest, but any wind that blows is best.
The tree that God plants strike deeper root,
grow higher still,
spread greater limbs,
for God’s will meet all its wants.
There is no storm has power to blast the tree God knows.
No thunderbolt, nor beating rain,
Nor lighting flash, nor hurricane
when they are spent, it does remain.
The tree God knows,
thru every storm it still stands fast
and from its first day to its last,
still fairer grows.
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