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Surviving Drought

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October 23, 2020 8:00 pm

Surviving Drought

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October 23, 2020 8:00 pm

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” (Jeremiah 17:5). 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” (vv. 5–6). 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 if 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 Bible and talking to Him in prayer, we too can experience the life-giving, life-sustaining nourishment He provides.

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Hi and welcome to today's encouragement for my daily bread. Today's reading titled surviving, was written by Kristin Holmberg in April 2019 a suburban neighborhood in Victorville, California, became buried in tumbleweeds, high winds push the rolling thistles into the development from the adjacent Mojave Desert where the plant grows at maturity.

The pesky we can grow up to 6 feet in height, a formidable size when it releases itself from its roots to tumble with the wind to scatter exceeds tumbleweeds are what I picture when I read Jeremiah's description of a person whose heart turns away from the Lord.

In Jeremiah 17 five. He says that those who draw their strength from your 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 anchor 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 Bible and talking to him in prayer to can experience the life-giving, life-sustaining nourishment, he provides today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Jeremiah chapter 17 verses five through eight, cursed is the one who trusts in man who draw strength from your flesh, and whose heart turns away from the Lord. That person will be like a bush in the wastelands they will not see prosperity when it comes they will dwell in the parched places of the desert and assault land where no one lives 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 does not fear when he comes.

Its leaves are always going. It has no worries. In the year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.

Let's pray father, thank you for breathing your life and us and sustaining us through life's most challenging times. We pray for those today who are struggling or suffering and asked that you would encourage them and give them strength today. Thank you, Lord.

It's in Jesus name we pray.

Amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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