when the heat comes

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March 13, 2013 by JesstheMess

There is lots of talk of drought here at the moment.  A long dry summer, with plenty of outdoor fun, eventually takes its toll.  I must admit I have been loving the summer evenings and their wonderful sunsets.  The heat has some benefits!heatThis talk of droughts draws me to think of Jeremiah 17

Thus says the LORD:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
and makes flesh his strength,
whose heart turns away from the LORD.
He is like a shrub in the desert,
and shall not see any good come.
He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness,
in an uninhabited salt land.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
whose trust is the LORD.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
(Jeremiah 17:5-8 ESV)

Times of drought are a good time to ask, where our roots are?  What are we trusting in?

I pray for the sake of the farmers and those whose lives depend on it, that rain will come soon.  Beautiful photos and gorgeous evenings I am thankful for, but not dependant on.  But I also pray that people will see the bigger drought.  The drought in the hearts of men who have turned from the Lord to dwell in parched places of wilderness within their soul.  May many in this land come to know the simplicity of trusting in the Lord and the freedom from anxiety that comes in knowing that with the Lord we will never cease to bear fruit.  Trusting Him brings an eternal future of fruitfulness in this life and the next.

Lord, bring rain.  Bring rain for the soil, but also bring rain in the souls of men to end this drought.

© J.Smith Photography and ‘illuminating the invisible’ (2012-2013). Excerpts, images and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to J.Smith Photography and ‘illuminating the invisible’ with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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