It may seem that a continually watered tree is a good thing, wouldn’t you agree? But what happens in a drought? A well-watered tree only has shallow roots. How can a tree survive a drought if its roots cannot reach water deep beneath the surface? It can’t.

Uncompromising Faith - Deep Roots - Masada Acacia TreeTimes of drought are necessary to strengthen a tree. During these times, trees push their roots deeper into the soil to gain the nutrients they need. As the water table drops, the tree with deep roots can continue to flourish.

Life with God cannot always be sunshine and roses.

Dry times are a necessity. It is in these times of dryness that Jesus is waiting for us to push our roots deep into His love. To trust Him through the drought.

This week has been one of pain and loss for our family. Our long time in the wilderness built deep roots that allow us to draw from Jesus what we need in these times of difficulty. Though droughts come, deep roots pull the love of God through our bodies and spread outward. Even during trials, we can be a blessing to others. Today, whatever may happen in your world, may you press into Jesus and grow your roots deeply into His great love.

Blessings,

Homer and Wanda

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. sparksfit

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of drought strengthening trees. Thats so interesting. Visiting you today from crystal storm’s link up. laurensparks.net

  2. Colleen Nebraska

    Eph 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    Eph 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
    Eph 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

  3. Rebecca Hastings

    I love this: “Dry times are a necessity. It is in these times of dryness that Jesus is waiting for us to push our roots deep into His love. To trust Him through the drought.”

    So often I fight the drought. I freak out, frantically searching for help (in the wrong places). But God wants me to go deep in Him during those times.

    Praying for a sweet, intimate depth for you in your drought.

    1. Homer Les

      Thank you so much Rebecca. May you also drive deep into His love and trust Him in those times.

      Blessings and love,
      Homer and Wanda

  4. Laurie

    I loved this! So simple and so good! God does not promise us good times all the time. We are strengthened by trials that come our way. I am sorry to read that this week was one of pain and loss for you and your family. As you say, “Though droughts come, deep roots pull the love of God through our bodies and spread outward.” Your love and trust of the Lord is evident in these words.

    1. Homer Les

      Thank you Laurie for commenting. We do so much appreciate your blessed words of encouragement. God has turned things around for us and we had an excellent day yesterday. Today’s post is all about that.

      Blessings and love,
      Homer and Wanda

  5. amylinnea

    Totally agree! Droughts are when we pull closer to God. Drawing onto His strength when we have none. Utter reliance on Him.

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