Those who trust in the Lord and put their hope in Him alone are like a tree which is planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It is not affected when heat comes and it never fails to bear fruit even in the year of drought.
Roots play an important role in the growth of the tree. Their most important job is to get water and nutrients for the tree. They usually live buried down in the ground. The roots send water and nutrients up to the rest of the tree to help it grow bigger and stronger. Roots also help keep the tree in place. Without any roots to tie them to the ground, a big tree might wobble and fall down.
A life which is rooted in the Lord and His promises has nothing to fear or worry about. It will neither be shaken by any storm. When we are deeply rooted in the knowledge of God and trust Him completely with our lives we will be flourishing even in the midst of difficulties. We will have His peace, joy and grace continually supplied to us. We will also be a source of blessing to others.
Our God strengthens us in the midst of our problems when we completely rely on Him for our source of strength. His river of living water-His Spirit will continually strengthen us inwardly no matter what the outside circumstances are. We will not be withered by the outer heat or a drought but have a fruitful life. Because our only confidence will be in Him and Him alone. His Spirit will provide us with all the necessary nutrients which are needed for our sustenance and growth. Let’s have our faith rooted in Him and He will help us live a fruitful life even in the midst of our difficulties. Let our lives always be planted at His river of living water.