June 7, 2022

Joel Hernandez
"Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers."
Psalms 1:1-3

Imagine a tumbleweed that blows across an abandoned road. It is dry, rough, has no roots, and typically shows up in empty and lifeless places in movies and books. That’s what I imagine when I think of not meditating on God’s Word frequently. We can find ourselves being blown in every direction, feeling empty and burnt out.

In contrast, if we choose to read and reflect on God’s word consistently, we can be planted, unwavering, and fruitful in what God has called us to do.

While this doesn’t guarantee the absence of struggle, it gives us a hope that in the stress, the chaos, and even the celebrations and contentment, we are sustained and equipped to persevere by the word of God.