To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory.
Isaiah 61:3 (NLT) For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.
Jeremiah 17:8 (NKJV)
Day 293 – Within You is a Great Oak
Oak trees are known for their strength and strong root system. God uses an oak tree as a metaphor to help us to visualise that like a tree, our spiritual life can be strong and we can be victorious in all seasons if our spiritual roots go deep in Christ and His Word. Within us there is a great oak for our perseverance which is not the outcome of our will power but the result of GOD’s faithfulness to HIS people.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your love. Your faithfulness gives hope to everyone. Give us a heart to learn, a mind to know and a will to obey in every season of our lives. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.