“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”
As we have been working our way through this passage for the Survivors, our daily challenges, trials and spiritual lesson have been powerful. On Monday we looked at being planted by the water; Tuesday focused on digging our roots deep.
Today we looked at “It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.”
So many lessons can be learned from scripture of times when “heat” comes- in the form of many things going wrong (like for Joseph and for Ruth). But scripture is also evidence of how even in the hard times God is at work. Sometimes, because of the hard times, because of the things that seem so wrong… things end up so right.
Today in afternoon devotions in Frontier, the girls and I discussed how we have seen God use things that seemed to us to be so wrong to our good. It was a deep discussion… one that God really spoke to us and showed us the truth of Romans 8:28.
“ And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
The challenge: How does knowing that God will work all things to good change our thinking and our daily lives?
We’re still talking about this one! 😉