Surviving Drought

Apr 2, 2021 Drought, US Blog

💫 ❤️ *Surviving Drought* ❤️
🌝 In April 2019, a suburban neighborhood in Victorville, California, became buried in tumbleweeds. High winds pushed the rolling thistles into the development from the adjacent Mojave Desert where the plant grows.

At maturity, the pesky weed can grow to up to six feet in height — a formidable size when it releases itself from its roots to “tumble” with the wind to scatter its seeds.

🙇‍♀️ Tumbleweeds are what I picture when I read Jeremiah’s description of a person “whose heart turns away from the Lord”. He says that those who draw their strength from “mere flesh” will be like “a bush in the wastelands” and be unable to “see prosperity when it comes”.

In sharp contrast are those who put their trust in God instead of people. Like trees, their strong, deep roots draw strength from Him, enabling them to remain full of life, even in the midst of drought-like circumstances._

🙇‍♂️ Tumbleweeds and trees both have roots. Tumbleweeds, however, don’t stay connected to their life-source, causing them to dry out and die. Trees, on the other hand, remain connected to their roots, enabling them to flourish and thrive, anchored to that which will sustain them in times of difficulty.

When we hold fast to God, drawing strength and encouragement from the wisdom found in the scriptures and talking to Him in fellowship, we too can experience the life-giving, life-sustaining nourishment He provides. ~

Kirsten Holmberg
*Even strong trials cannot blow down a person who is rooted in God*
🎊 *Stay Blessed My Friend* 😊 🌹

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