As I was driving this morning, I noticed some very tall trees along the road. As I pondered the possibility of them falling onto the road during a storm, I was reminded that trees have very deep roots and even some, particularly evergreens with needles, lock their roots together with each other so they won’t topple in a storm.
Searching for your “roots” is very popular today. People go to great lengths to find out where they came from and who’s in their family tree. But, as Christians, we know that we are all related, going back to Adam and Eve. However, not everyone is a child of God. Only those who have put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ are the true children of God. (Gal. 3:26)
As I continued, I thought of us, as Christians, and just how do we withstand the storms of life? By having deep and strong roots. Being rooted and grounded in God’s Word will always give you a heads-up against any situation you encounter. But, the Word has to be in your heart—not just in your head. Then when a crisis occurs, the Word will come up out of you with power and you won’t fall apart like a $2 suitcase.
Continuing along with the “root” analogy, just like a tree, we can lock our faith together with other true believers and wow—what power! If trees know how to withstand in the day of adversity, how much more can we stand on God’s Word and be victorious in every situation of life!
Galatians 3:26 (KJV) 26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Proverbs 4:20-23 (KJV) 20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.