And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
There is something about this scripture that makes me want to stand still! Sometimes I can get so caught up in trying to make something happen, or desiring to make something happen! Have you ever been there? It can be quite frustrating, especially when those around you seem to be running here there and everywhere and getting exactly what “they” want. To be planted means to be unmovable in the truths of God, this is God’s word. Now, there is a catch to being planted. If you backup and read the verse right before this one, verse 2 says: “But, they delight in the law of the Lord meditating on it day and night.”
God’s words are living water and anything that is being watered will grow. The more we read and hear the word of God it solidifies the ways and promises of God in our heart. Meditating on the word of God helps us to understand God’s plan for our life. Meditating gives us understanding and clear direction. Meditating on the word of God can also bring peace. When every man seems to be going in his own way we can be confident the path we are on is the will of God, even when it doesn't seem to be going favorably and it won’t always be favorable!
When I read this scripture I am full of hope and expectation. I know that if I stay planted close to God, who IS the Rivers of Water, that I have no choice but to grow, bear fruit, and prosper! Isn’t this all any of us want? I know that we can sometimes get tired and run down, but this scriptures says that our leaves are not suppose to wither, meaning we should always have a look of vibrancy and Joy! Do you ever get tired? Do you struggle sometimes to live joyously? I will answer for myself…Yes and Yes! If you can relate then I guess we only have one problem, our feet! Look down, where are you planted? Where are you spending most of your time? God doesn’t move away from us, His word is always the same. So when you are starting to feel a little ruffled and out of sorts, get back into position; meditate on God’s word, and prosper!