Some months back, I found a rose plant that was left by someone beneath my building. It was drying up and almost dead. I was going to simply pass by it, but I heard the voice of the Holy Spirit asking me to save this plant. I heard Him say, “Take it; I will put life in it and make it beautiful.”
So I took it home and started taking caring of this rose plant intensely. I began to water it daily, cut off all dead branches, till the soil etc. However, five months passed and there was no change – no new leaves, no growth at all. The plant still looked weak and almost dead.
I was discouraged and took this matter to the Lord. Then the Lord gave me a strategy. I heard God’s voice instructing me to make a certain preparation which was to be used twice a month on the plant. I simply obeyed. Three months passed and the results were amazing. The branches became full of beautiful green leaves with no sign of worms or infection. The plant started budding and soon the first rose blossomed! Here is how it looks now…
I believe this plant had a supernatural growth in the presence of my God who gives life, and not just life, but life in abundance.
As the Psalmist says in Psalms 121:1-3 TPT
I look up to the mountains and hills, longing for God’s help. But then I realize that our true help and protection is only from the Lord, our Creator who made the heavens and the earth. He will guard and guide me, never letting me stumble or fall. God is my keeper; he will never forget nor ignore me.
How God gave us hope
Here’s what I realized through all this – We were once weak and almost left dead like that plant with little or no hope. And when everyone else gave up on us, Jesus walked into our situation and breathed life into us and cleaned us up from the roots. He renewed our strength that we may fly like eagles. He clothed us with honor and wrapped us in His protection. And He made us grow and even added His fragrance on us.
This is our God! So don’t lose hope, for God’s plan is to save, protect and flourish you!
Dear sister, may this post encourage you!
No matter how dead your situation may look right now, I encourage you to give your God a chance. For God’s plan is for good and not evil, to give you hope and a future. And I assure you, you will watch Him breathe life into your situation as you trust and hope in Him. If He could care for a small road –side plant, how much more would He care for you!