Psalm 1

1 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,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 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.

I’ve been pondering the fact that during desert times whatever you do sometimes seems to turn to dust; branches get cut and the leaves are pulled away. Whatever the feelings, God reminds us that the truth of his word says that you will yield fruit in season. The key is to be planted by the streams of his living water and to remember that he says ‘in season.’

The activity of our lives, times of blessing, times of withdrawing, times of building up, times of cutting back; they are all seasonal. I look at the leaves starting to turn and remember that Autumn or Fall is underway and Winter will follow. The irony of this is that I feel that I’m just coming out of a winter in my life and am looking forward to what’s ahead, to the Spring.

Whatever season you are in right now delight in the law of the Lord, meditate on it day and night and remember that your leaves will not wither, you will prosper if you take refuge in him.