I heard about the palm tree and how God gave it something special the other trees don’t have. You see, when a hurricane comes through, the palm tree is the one that’s still standing. You would think the oak tree would be the one to endure the storm. After all, it has big branches and limbs. It’s trunk is wide and more sturdy with the ability to stand against stronger winds. You’d think that even the pine tree in all it’s grandeur and magnificence would be able to withstand the hurricane, seeing how it’s able to tower above it all.
But out of all the trees, the oak tree, pine tree and the magnolia tree, it’s the palm tree that has something special. It’s flexible, it has the ability to bend and don’t break. The hurricane thinks it has won the battle. The hurricane has given all it has. But at some point in time, even the hurricane will run out of strength. The strong winds have to subside. After it’s all said and done, the palm tree will rise again to it’s original state. Because of the way it was made, it will stand straight up again.
What’s interesting about the palm tree is, you’d think that after all the damaging winds and rain that it would be weak and frail. But research shows that after the storm, the palm tree is stronger than it was before, because it replenishes itself at the root.
Realize today that just like the palm tree, you will rise again. You can stand the storm, you can endure it all. The “winds” of life may come, the “hurricanes” will bend you this way and that way, so to speak, but the good news is, you will bend but you won’t break. God put something special in you that will cause you to stand again. Unlike the oak tree and pine trees, you will not only stand again but you’ll come out of it stronger than before.
Psalms 92:12 says, “The righteous will flourish like the palm trees.” You will rise out of it all and come into the flourishing finish that God has for you!
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