Fall is just around the corner here in Colorado; we just experienced our first hard freeze and summer isn’t even over yet! We are back up to hot temperatures and those of us who live here are so grateful for more warm, sunny days before the chill of fall arrives. Colorado has unpredictable weather it can be warm one day and freezing temps the next.       

Our life often feels like this too—unpredictable, cold and dreary, and leaves us longing for some sunshine! I am so thankful that God gave us a wonderful promise in Isaiah 58:11 that says, The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail (NIV).
It is such a comfort to know that even in the dark and hard times of life, God has promised to make us like a well-watered garden. Our heart’s garden has an unfailing fountain bubbling continually, even when we can’t always feel it. God never quits watering our soul and life! He causes us to grow and flourish in spite of our struggles. Psalm 92:12 reminds us, The righteous will flourish like a palm tree… (NIV). Where do palm trees grow and flourish? In the desert! That’s amazing! Their roots go deep and tap into the water flow! The palm tree goes against the “status quo” of trees and seems to enjoy thriving in the desert. So, just because your life may have the appearance of a desert, you can rest confidently in God’s promises that His love, mercy, and tender care are watering your life and you are still thriving and flourishing! Proverbs 11:28b says, …but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf (NIV). If you’re righteous, then you’re thriving and green. You are a well-watered and beautiful garden!

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