Guess which flower is standing tall and is in full bloom today? 😀
Seeing the sudden transformation of the daffodil that I posted about yesterday gives me hope. If God can change a flower this dramatically, then He certainly can do even greater things in my life.
Compare the two images – they were taken well under 48 hours apart or so:
Remarkable change, isn’t it?
A passage from Lamentations 3 comes to mind:
“I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him!” The LORD is good to those who depend on Him, to those who search for Him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the LORD.” (Lamentations 3:20-26, NLT)
My goal is to be like the daffodil, and wait quietly for God to intervene tangibly in my circumstances.
Here is my prayer for today: Thank You, Lord, for filling me with hope today. It’s remarkable what I’ve learned from something seemingly inconsequential like a daffodil, but I have gained some valuable insights from this determined little flower. My job is to hang in and trust that the sunshine and blue skies will come eventually. You’re the One who is responsible for actually changing my circumstances – and transforming me in the process, too.
Thanks also for the reminder that I, too, can bloom where I am planted. It is a choice! Help me to make the right choice every day – even when my circumstances are rather stormy. In Your name I pray, Amen.