"To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified." Isaiah 61:3

Desert Rose

Desert Rose

“The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose”.  – Isaiah 35:1

The desert rose or, “Adenium Obesum,” is such a resilient and beautiful flower.   Some of the most beautiful of roses come from desert like areas such as, Israel.  These roses are regarded as a miracle, due to the harsh climate they strive in; however, it symbolizes the spirit of the Israelis.  They hold such diligence and perseverance in spite of life’s challenges.

Sometimes during our walk with God, we find ourselves in a very deserted barren dry land.  Where we feel there is no where to turn and like nothing is happening.  It is in these times we can drown in our circumstance, or cry out to God, and maybe ask, “Why?”  There is nothing in life without a purpose; God wastes nothing.  There is no situation too dark or barren that God can’t breathe life back into it.  (Ezekiel 37:4-5)  Sometimes we put ourselves in the desert, and other times God allows us to face things, to teach us, bless us, and show him self to us in a more intimate way.  Sometimes it is to breathe new life into an otherwise dark and desolate situation.

 When you are stuck in the desert; cry out to God, and He will answer.  Jonah cried from the depths of the belly of a whale (Jonah 2:1) God answered Him.   You can try to run from God, escape what God has called you to, or avoid dealing with a situation because it’s too difficult; but, it is in those circumstances where God can do His best work in your life, and cause you to flourish.  He takes the worst you have to offer and makes it better than your very best.  A desert rose can grow under the harshest circumstances.  A dry and barren land can bear fruit, and a soul can be saved even when things look at its worst.  Nothing is impossible to God.  (Matthew 19:26)

“That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.” – Deuteronomy 11:14

You may find yourself in that dry place now, but the rain is coming.  (Joel 2:23) In the meantime His grace is sufficient.  (2 Corinthians 12:9)

 “And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9



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