This morning I was looking for encouraging scriptures for a daughter who is having a rough time right now. I found this beautiful photo with Isaiah 61:11 in it. This Scripture encourages me so much.
Every year, I make a little garden. I plant the seeds, add compost or composted manure and water them faithfully. Sometimes it seems as if they will never come up. I wait. Sometimes, I water more and wait some more. Then suddenly, one day, perhaps even when all hope for my little seeds was nearly lost, up pops a tiny shoot. That tiny shoot, the fulfillment of my hope, reaches for the sun and soaks up all the nutrients it needs to become a mature plant.
Is there a year when spring fails to come? When the buds fail to come out of their winter hiding place? When leaves don’t unfurl themselves at the appointed time? Spring is our hope come alive. It arrives every year without fail, whether at the time we had wished for or a bit later. I think that we don’t appreciate spring’s reliability enough. We anticipate it and love it when it comes, but how thankful are we for the dependableness of spring? In all of my years, there has never been a spring that did not arrive. That is amazing! Thank God!
Well, as assuredly as the little plant bursts out of its seed cocoon, as assuredly as spring arrives each year, so will a time come when all creation will praise God, when God will cause righteousness and praise to bloom before every nation. It will happen! Let’s pray for that. Let’s thank God for that day as much as we thank Him for the beautiful spring days that we enjoy. We have so much to look forward to and to be thankful for!
Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
Encouraged by this reminder and wish your daughter well, as well! 🤗💜 Jackie@KWH
Thank you! You are so thoughtful. Just as the shoot finally comes up, my daughter’s situation resolved perfectly in God’s time. God’s timing is always perfectly even when we think it tarried too long. I hope you’re having a nice summer up there. Summer took a while to come, but it did arrive here finally and we’re enjoying some nice weather.
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Glad to hear your daughter’s doing well ❤
Your weather's been cool too, eh? We were so happy when our snow mostly melted by mid-March!!! Got a couple of 30°C/86°F days, too 😎 But we're normally pretty dry and this year's been SO rainy …sigh… The gardens are lush, but July is a bit late for pleasant spring weather… LoL 😉 Current forecast says low 70°s, so 'guess we'll be mowing between the raindrops again! 😍💜 Jackie@KWH
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