But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.
It’s amazing how God can pack so much truth into one or two verses. Today’s promise is just one of five promises found in these two simple verses.
God’s Word is a powerful force in your life. When you focus on His Word, God promises to make your life stable, fruitful, and resilient. He says the person who builds his life on the Word of God will be like a tree whose leaf does not wither.
Your Leaf Does Not Wither?
What does it mean that your leaf does not wither? Trees fall into two categories: they either shed their leaves for the winter or are evergreen. The evergreen is not affected by the winter, the cold, or the storm. When all the other trees are losing their leaves, the evergreen continues to show it still has life.
It’s easy to get discouraged. From your relationships to your career to even your walk with God, we all face times of discouragement. Sickness, adversity, failures, and problems hit us all at one time or another, but the Christian who is grounded in the Word of God will stand and flourish even through difficult times. When those around you are in despair, you will stand firm and even flourish.
Hold to the Promises
As you hold on to the faithful promises of God, you can weather the coldest winter and the darkest night and still remain strong.
The leaf represents your testimony to the world. Leaves are evidence of life. If you see a tree without leaves, you assume the tree is dead. Even in the harshest of times, you can be that evergreen who stands as a witness to the world of God’s goodness. Because you are rooted in the Word of God, you will remain steady and healthy and bring glory to God.
Look at that promise again.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers. – Psalm 1:2-3
Make these confessions.
I put my focus and delight in God’s Word,
No matter what the situation, God will preserve me.
In the darkest of winter, I will still flourish.
When everyone else is fainting, I will be strong.
In Jesus Christ, I will not fade but will bring glory to God.
In Jesus Name,
God’s trees are evergreen; they always bring glory to God even in difficult times.
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