Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Word for Wednesday

Job 29:19 My roots will reach to the water, and the dew will lie all night on my branches.



We know that Job had great favor with God and man before his time of trial. In this passage it seems to me he is remembering fondly the time of favor; it seems to me that he is reassuring himself by remembering that his troubles have not always afflicted him. I personally keep a "promises kept" list in which I record how God is good to me even in times of trial. So when it seems like the roots have to reach through a lot of rocky soil to reach water, and the dew of refreshment is a long time forming, it is valuable to me to look at the times that God has fulfilled his promise. Over and over again, my roots have reached the water, and I know that God will not fail to help me no matter the circumstance.

The Word-Filled Wednesday group at Amy Deanne's is so encouraging to me: click here to read others!

8 comments:

Farm Chick said...

Well, that is truly beautiful!

melly said...

What a wonderful thought to start the morning with. Thank you for sharing.

Rebecca said...

I love how you keep a "promises kept" list - that is a wonderful idea!

Great verse and picture too!

Rebecca
AWalkThroughTheValley.com

sunflowerfaith said...

That is just fantastic; I love your post.

the160acrewoods said...

Job is one of my favorite books! i love that picture, it's soooo sooo.. vivid!

I love post you did along with the verse, so thank-you for encouraging me!

Denise said...

Really lovely, thanks for sharing.

ellen b said...

Love the photo to illustrate this passage. Your encouragement reminded me of a passage I've been reading in 2 Corinthians 1:9-11. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.
Blessings.

Kelley said...

What an incredible picture and a very appropriate verse to go with it. Great job!!