“Even a tree has more hope! If it is cut down, it will sprout again and grow new branches. (Job 14:7 NLT)
Over the past years, I have realised from my interaction with people, including believers, that people easily give up when they are hit by storms of life. A young girl, who is afraid of losing her boyfriend may end up displeasing God by committing fornication. People lie to secure their jobs. And some believers have resorted to the ways of the world because of fear of the unknown. It’s hurting to see people turning their back to God because things didn’t happen the way they planned. In Job 14:7, the scripture says “Even a tree has more hope! If it is cut down, it will sprout again and grow new branches. (Job 14:7 NLT). A tree doesn’t give up so easily. It trust that when everything else goes wrong, God can bring back life into it.
God has your best interest at heart. He provides air for breathing, the sun to give light during the day, and the moon and stars at night. He gives you strength to get up every morning, and protects you when you sleep like the dead. These are the most expensive things on earth yet He doesn’t require anything from you. Think about the cost of your salvation. It cost Him the life of His Son.
Since God continually provide these essential things in your life, why do you lose hope or give up on Him when you are faced with little issues of life? A tree, which wasn’t created in the image of God, has hope that if it falls, it will rise up again. Thus, God doesn’t want you to be afraid if your boyfriend or girlfriend has threatened to leave. Trust that He will send the right person into your life.
He doesn’t want you to panic if you see giants on your promised land as He has equipped you to fight every battle.
He doesn’t want you to worry when there is no food on the table, or no money in the account. He is working behind the scenes and I believe He has sent an angel to get you out of that situation.
God has promised that “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten— the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm —You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed. (Joel 2:25, 26 NIV)
Be encouraged that if you fall, you will sprout again, and grow new branches. When Job fell, He rose again, and his latter days were better than before. We serve a mighty God.
God bless you