Monday, June 1, 2009

LPM Verse #11

"But blessed are those whose trust is 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 about long months of drought. Their leaves stay green and they never stop producing fruit." Jeremiah 17:7-8 NLT

This verse spoke to me for many reasons. I am in a tough season of parenting right now, watching an almost grown child deal with some serious issues. I have given him, and myself, to the Lord in prayer. There is nothing sweeter than knowing God has heard my cries, and has a plan for this. I don't know what exactly, but I don't need to.

A friend drew me a word picture of my name a few months ago, with the letters placed in a scene with a sunrise, a forest, and a river. There is a tree stump in the foreground. Fog separates the trees from the river. She prayed that I would be able to clear the fog from my life that keeps me from having a clear view of God. The reference in this verse to the trees by the riverbank reminded me of where I need to be. Not curled up in a corner, but living. Living out loud, without fear or anxiety, bearing fruit in every good work. Living with my roots deep in the River of Life.

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