Like A Tree

We all need a Savior

In the flesh hearts grow weak 

But God is our strength 

He’s the anchor that we preach. 

We’ve all grasped for hope

And grown faint on our knees

Our heart becomes downcast

When life becomes bleak

Holding on by a thread

We’re held in His arms

Fed in the desert

And healed by His scars.

Like a tree we have roots

For He’s planted us deep

Hope deferred leaves us longing

But He sees what we need

So we grow like a tree

As we stay in The Vine

Planted by the water

Until it’s our time.

Tina W.

November 7, 2021

(Credit for both photos goes to Pixabay user miroslavkaclik.)

Hold onto Hope in the Delay

Delayed hope makes one sick at heart, but a fulfilled longing is a tree of life.

Proverbs 13:12 (Names of God Bible)

There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heavenβ€”

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (Amplified Bible)

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick,….

That is, the object hoped for; if it is not enjoyed so soon as expected, at least if it is delayed any length of time, the mind becomes uneasy, the heart sinks and fails, and the man is dispirited and ready to despond, and give up all hope of enjoying the desired blessing; whether it be deliverance from any evil, or the possession of any good;

but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life; when that which is hoped and wished for, and has been long expected and desired, comes; when there is an accomplishment of men’s wishes, it is as grateful to him as the tree of life was in Eden’s garden; it gives him an unspeakable pleasure and delight. This may be applied to many things in a spiritual way, as to the first coming of Christ; and some have thought this is greatly regarded and chiefly intended; this was the object of the hope of Old Testament saints; and it was hoped for on a good foundation, on the promise of God, which was frequently repeated, enlarged, and confirmed; yet this promised and hoped for blessing was deferred a long time; from the first promise of it to its accomplishment were four thousand years; though not deferred longer than the appointed time, yet longer than the saints expected, and which sometimes made their hearts sick; they became weak and feeble, fearful and dispirited, lest it should never come to pass, which occasioned fresh promises and assurances to them; see Isaiah 35:3Malachi 3:1; but when “the desire” came, Christ the desired object; and who is desirable for the excellencies of his person, his mediatorial qualifications, the work of redemption and salvation he came about, and the blessings he brought with him; and who is the “desire of all nations” that was to come, Haggai 2:7; it was exceeding joyful and delightful to all that expected him, and were looking for redemption in Israel, or Christ; “the coming desire” (i), as it may be rendered, is “a tree of life”, or “lives”, the author of life, natural, spiritual, and eternal; see Proverbs 3:18

Gills Expisition of the Whole Bible

26 thoughts on “Like A Tree

  1. Yes, like a tree, with a strong foundation in the Lord, branches lifted upward in praise, waiting patiently through the storms of life, with faith and hope. Tina, I love this poem of patience, hope, and faith. ❀️🍁🌼🌺

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  2. So we grow like a tree
    As we stay in The Vine
    Planted by the water
    Until it’s our time.
    Really like these beautiful words πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΌ
    Hold onto hope in the delay – Amen πŸ™πŸ½.

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    1. Thank you Manu. The Lord is kind to give us what we need, and remind us in the delay that He’s still working so keep hoping for the good things He has planned and to keep growing through the journey.

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    1. So true Gary. Reminds me of a moment a had with God where He whispered, “Sit back and enjoy the ride. I’m the one driving.” That’s not easy when the ride gets bumpy. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ The Lord can be a bit of a wild driver sometimes. Buckle up! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ If you can still laugh and tease God it’s a good sign that your relationship is still on solid ground. The ground does level out again. Thanks for the comment it brought a beautiful verse to mind. ❀❀

      “Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.” –Luke 3:5

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  3. Good words!! Love the analogies that can be made with trees, especially when you live in an area where you physically see the seasons make an impact.
    Reminds me that we go through different seasons in life and sometimes we feel bright and colorful like the spring and summer colors and other times things may be a bit duller like in the winter..but there’s the hope and beauty of new growth as spring comes back around! Thankfully, in life, we can experience Spring anytime if we stay focused on God’s goodness!

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    1. We certainly do go through different seasons. God gives us both good and bad times and as Job put it, “Should we not except them both?” Job was also rewarded twice as much as he lost for his faithfulness. One thing I’ve learned in what I would call one of my toughest seasons yet is that even when we lose our grip on God He never loses His grip on us and that Has grace and mercy is truly an amazing and much needed thing. We need to extend that grace to each other as well.

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      1. Amen sister!! Yes what joy that God’s word shows us how to echo His words, actions, and characterβ€”in the good times and the tough times.

        So thankful for His peace, mercy, and grace also!

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  4. Such a beautiful post. I am so thankful we can abide in Him and grow like a tree, even in the midst of difficult circumstances. No matter what we are facing, we always have Him, and He will bring us comfort and peace. What a blessing! β™₯️

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