Yesterday brought much-needed rain. Not as much as we need, but we’ll take what we can get. As I was walking through the field today, I noticed the rain also brought blooms. Out of the weeds, wildflowers have started to pop up. They bloom despite the weeds around them, despite the dry dirt beneath them, and in spite of the unforgiving sun beating down on them. They bloom.
Darling, are you blooming? Are the seeds sown in your heart blooming or are they starving for a little rain? Each season we move through in life brings various trials, triumphs, or temptations. With each season we have control to choose what seeds we’re watering in our own hearts. Are you sowing seeds that will bloom into beautiful flowers or are you sowing seeds that will turn into weeds?
In times of difficulty, seasons of drought, and times of grief it’s easy to let the weeds in your heart overtake the seedlings searching for the sun. It’s easy to lay your Bible down and turn away from the pages of truth and our Father’s wisdom. It’s easy to forget to water your spirit-to fertilize your soul. But, the result of a garden neglected is a garden full of weeds, a garden void of beauty. But, it isn’t a garden void of hope and even in your darkest moments our faithful Father can pull those weeds-one by one-and bring you to a place where He destined you to be. A place He created for you. A place where He will give you the strength to bloom. A garden meant just for you and your tender heart.
So, darling, today take a minute to stop. A minute to look at the glory that surrounds you. Lift your face and give thanks that even through the storms in life you are still here. You may not feel like you are blooming today, but you will bloom and our Father will water your spirit and tend your garden as you’re walking the path to your flowers. Darling, remember you were meant to bloom.
P.S. If you’re a fellow infertility sister, I’d love to hear your story and add you to my prayer list. Infertility is lonely in a world full of babies so, it’s nice knowing you’re not alone.
P.P.S. If you’re in the midst of a trial or you are releasing your expectations, I’d love to hear from you and add you to my prayer list, too.