Have you ever considered why the storms of life are vital to life itself?
Within the characteristics of a tree and deep inside its intrinsic design, instinctively it knows without the storms of life it would die. God designed within each planted seed conquering power. That power put in its very make-up would sustain harsh winds, crashing rains, whirling tornadoes, gusts of snow and hail and yet they stand and endure. Season after season, yet there is something very different. There is new growth each season, maybe one new bud in which a leaf will come forth. In a fruit tree it may be one brand new fruit that it did not have before. Inside that one new fruit contains the seeds of even more growth.
I have heard that a tree grown in a green house would only survive for a short period of time in comparison to the outdoors. The tree would grow to a certain size and then fall over and die, if not planted in the great outdoors. The trees roots actually need the storms and the harsh conditions that life brings, to make their roots strong. We can learn much through the seasons of trees. We can apply trees seasons to our journey of life; our roots grow stronger through the storms and trials that we face. There are things in my life that I would never have understood or experienced if it were not for these storms. My faith has grown in some of the hardest trials of my life, and what I have learned is everlasting.
Storms are vital to the survival of the root system of a tree. The trials that we go through are vital to our survival and make us who we are; they draw out our creativity and purpose. Most of all they help us to provide fruit in our lives, making us more like our creator. Trials build character and humility, and cause us to draw near to our Lord and Savior. It is always beautiful after the storm, when we come through, bringing new growth. Remember that within our design, God has put in us the ability to sustain and stand just like the tree. The difference is that our roots grow stronger in Jesus and he is the anchor in our storms. Thank you Jesus for our Storms!!!!
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isaiah 43:2
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