I love how God best teaches me when I’m doing the most mundane task.
This happened once as I pulled weeds. Since it had rained so much and the ground was soft, I thought it would be a good time to weed my flower bed. I say this as if I’ve ever had flowers in it. Unfortunately, I do not have a green thumb and can’t keep a succulent alive. But the Lord taught me two valuable lessons that day.
First, God does the backbreaking work of weeding in our hearts. Mine especially. Weeds of discontentment, anger, resentment, complaining, fear, worry, and unkindness. I could go on. God doesn’t leave us in our sins and watch us struggle. He is in the thick of it with us—interceding, strengthening, equipping, convicting, and changing us. He wants more for us than for us to let the world’s ways overrun our hearts. As difficult and uncomfortable as it may be, God has a masterpiece in mind, and He’s working to sanctify us until the day He calls us home.
Second, life’s storms can strengthen or weaken our roots. When the rain and winds of life rage endlessly, I can let them uproot me, or I can dig deeper and hold tighter to the solid Rock.
When storms come your way, view them as an opportunity to cling to the Rock that is higher than you.
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