“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
I went for a walk and spotted something I’d never seen before. The base of a tree caught my eye it looked like fingers instead of a single trunk. I realized it had grown from the top of a rotten stump. I’ve seen saplings before, but never one fully grown. Upon closer inspection I saw the rotten stump was still there. The tree’s roots had surrounded and enveloped it completely.
For some life has been extremely hard and painful. Do you feel as if you’re stumped? Has life so rotted that there’s no hope? Do you feel nothing good remains? Have circumstances and others cut you down and is hopelessness now your companion?
I have good news - the Lord loves you so much and has a beautiful plan for you. He desires to plant in the rotten stumps of your life seeds that will grow into trees of strength. His roots will surround you and go deep into the ground and from nothing will grow a grand and strong life. From death life will spring forth. The Bible tells us that Satan would use others and circumstances for evil and harm in our lives, but God can turn it to good. Don’t hold onto the rot anymore, let go and be set free. Allow the Lord to encompass and overcome the evil things that Satan’s embroiled your life with.
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be absolutely free.” John 8:36
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