Years ago, I saw an incredible documentary featuring time-lapse footage of the Australian desert after rainfall. The harsh, orange landscape was almost instantaneously transformed by greenery and blooms of every imaginable colour. Lake Eyre filled with water and became an instant haven for a plethora of wildlife. The transformation had to be seen to be believed!
At times, our spiritual lives may feel like a desert. Perhaps you have been worn down by other Christians who have valued their need to be “right” above love for others or haven’t cared about the things you see as of paramount importance. Maybe life has brought such relentless hardship, pain, conflict and grief that joy – in the Lord or in anything – feels impossible. If your life is currently a “desert,” have faith in God to be the bringer of rains that enable you to blossom once again.
How have you seen God at work in your life during hard times? In what ways are you “blossoming” at this time?
Loving God, thank you that however big my struggles may seem, you are greater. Help me to seek you in both the good times and the hard times and to walk faithfully with you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.