Are You Rooted In The Lord

Those who are true followers of Jesus Christ have many things that no one else on earth has. They have hope, peace, love, and joy even in our sufferings. Even more than that we have the Holy Spirit of God given to dwell within us. Oh, how He speaks comfort, understanding, wisdom, and instruction to our hearts.

Now, this doesn’t mean that you will never become sad, suffer pain, struggle, or are without tears. But realize God’s hand is upon you every day, and in every situation in your life. He is pressing you down, teaching you good lessons, instructing you, causing you to grow closer to Him, and become rooted deeper within Him. 

He increases your endurance through trials and strengthens your trust in Him through the pain. He is producing an increase in His Spirit within you after every trial. Everything is for a purpose and for His plan to come. This is to increase your faith, trust, and reliance on God. Increasing your understanding, wisdom, and knowledge in Him and of Him. 

Just like a tree planted by a stream. It takes much time to drive its roots deep and to grow its stance broad. God is driving your roots deep within Himself so that you may stand strong against anything that might come against you.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers, but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law, he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:1-3 

So when the buffeting winds of trials, tests, struggles, and persecutions beat down upon you. Remember God is using each one for your good, to make you powerful in the name of Jesus Christ. There are those out in the world, lost and abandoned, that is depending upon you to lift them up and bring them to the Savior. 

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him, we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoiced in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. 

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:1-8

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