Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed are those who trust in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD.
8 They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream.
Once I stuck a branch from a willow tree in a wet spot in the corner of our backyard. Towards the end of that summer, I could not pull the branch out for it had grown roots.
A community of faith can similarly nourish people: sticking them in the mud instead of leaving them by the curb; Propping them up when the wind blows them down; Trimming and pruning them so they might grow.
Very rarely does faith blossom over night. Much more frequently faith grows like a tree, almost imperceptibly, until it is so large that it provides shade for others and we cannot remember a time without being deeply rooted in God’s Word.
How has trusting God helped your faith weather life’s storms?