If you’ve been feeling dead tired, weary, hopeless, and asdfghjkl, then this letter’s for you. First of all, I want to assure you that there’s hope — even when it doesn’t seem like it — even when you’re close to drying up and wilting down, there is hope.
Life at times may seem harsh for your delicate being, and your environment may not be the most suitable for you, but you must stay planted and rooted. A flower, no matter how harsh its environment is, has higher hopes of living and blooming when its rooted to healthy soil. Imagine yourself as a flower. Where are you planted? Are you planted on fertile or barren soil?
Like you, there are times when I see myself wallowing in “self-pity” and “insecurity” soil instead of the fertile soil of God’s promises. In result, I wilt and dry. But, what’s amazing is how God continues to make His presence felt and how He sends people to remind me to stay rooted in Him and His promises. If not for God, I’m bound for spiritual death. But, with His words and promises in the Bible, I will bloom and flourish.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD and in His law he meditates day and night. 3 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. (Psalms 1:2-3)
The times I feel down and insecure are mostly during the days I didn’t read my Bible or I’m wandering elsewhere in my life. Dear wilting flower, do not be like me. Always be planted on fertile soil. Stay connected to the LORD, no matter what. Surround yourself with people who will help you nurture your relationship with God.
Sometimes, there are “pests” that come into our lives that discourage, weaken, or bring us down. I feel you. Life won’t always be on our side, but the LORD will always be with us — if we only let Him in. No matter what seasons we face, whether it be sunny, cloudy, or stormy, we’ll never have to face them alone. God cannot promise a life that’s storm-free, but He assures us of this:
Jesus said, I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)
Chin up and cheer up, our LORD has overcome the world. And with Him in our lives, we can overcome too — even the storms. Maybe, we’ll loose some of our petals through the strong winds, but we’ll continue to grow in faith and endurance.
You are a beautiful flower and God designed you to bloom — and not wilt.
P.S. To the beautiful people who are helping me bloom in the LORD, I love you. Thank you for your lives. Together, let’s help other “wilting” flowers find new life in God’s love. 🙂