Peace family, are you going through a spiritually dry season? Is it difficult to sense God’s presence and love for you?
We all have those dry times, and I want to encourage you to hang in there and keep seeking God.
There’s a botanical lesson I learned a few years ago, when I was studying to earn Master Gardener certification. Did you know that it is usually better to give plants (especially yard grass,) intermittent, deep waterings instead of constant, shallow watering? When you water a plant too frequently, it doesn’t have to work very hard. It develops shallow roots, because it doesn’t need to dig deeply for the precious moisture. Even though its life is easy, its shallow roots are useless when wind, floods, animals, or drought cause it hardship. A plant like that is easy to knock over, pull up, and kill.
On the other hand, a plant that receives less frequent waterings will develop a complex system of roots: fibers that go deep and wide and anchor down into a broader area. When floods or winds come along, these plants do a much better job at staying in the ground, and when droughts come, they are equipped to find the water that they need through the strong network that they have built.
Peace family, if you feel like you just can’t go on, hang in there. The true Master Gardener is going to take care of you, and He promises that if you seek him, you will find him when you seek him with all of your heart (Jeremiah 29:13). Better times will come again, and this might just be a season for your roots to grow stronger and reach more deeply into your source of life.
Anyway, just a few thoughts from your friendly, neighborhood Kat.