Jeremiah 29:11 states For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future, and It says in Matthew that He is with us until the end of the age. These are two promises I like to cling to.
Things happen in life that can bog us down, and keep us from the dream God has planted inside of us. Now things that happen in life may be of our doing, or it could be life. Life happens. The barren tree in the title may refer to finances, family situations, loss, confusing “relationship” situations, work, academics, the list goes on. Sometimes we can focus on the ugliness of this tree to the point where it distracts us from the forest or greater picture of our life (God’s calling).
When we feel this way as I have, we must take a step back and remember God’s mercy, and grace in spite of the circumstance. Then we must focus ourselves to push on because He has plans for us. We often times forget the goodness of God because life happens, but I encourage you push on, you are more than a conquerer.
Do not let a barren tree blind You to the beauty of the forest.