When Flowers Bloom

Oh yes. Flowers can bloom even in the most difficult and desperate places.

In life, sometimes people will put you down or make you feel worthless. But God is not like that. Don’t let the difficulties or adversities define you.

God prizes you. You are His masterpiece. The apple of His eye. He defines who you are. And God is making something of you even if you don’t see it now.

I love walking out in the California desert with my camera. And it can seem sandy and barren at times. Even then it is beautiful to me because of the lines and shadows especially at sunrise. But sometimes, the beauty comes out in a whole new way. Just recently I went to one of my favorite sunrise locations just because I wanted to capture some images of the beauty in the desert. I was richly rewarded. The desert floor was covered with yellow, white, and purple wildflowers. I walked into the midst of all these flowers and took photos in all directions. Their delicate beauty was all around me.

Those wildflowers reminded me again that flowers bloom in time.

And in time, the beauty and design of God’s plan for you will come forth and be seen in a whole new way in your life. Just wait. You’ll see.

God promises to accomplish much in your life through His Word —

The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow. Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up. These events will bring great honor to the LORD’s name; they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.
Isaiah 55:10-13 NLT

In these verses we see that it’s all a matter of timing — God’s timing.

I know these desert wildflowers will soon fade away in the heat of the hot summer sun. But they will bloom again in time. And so will you, no matter what fiery trial you may face today.

So wait on the Lord, dear friend, and trust Him, knowing He is at work causing all things to work together for good and weaving everything together for His glory.

Lord, thank You that You can cause flowers to bloom even in the desert. We trust You today to bring beauty and growth in our life for your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!

Catherine

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The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands!
Isaiah 55:12 NLT

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  • Title: Flowers In The Desert
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  • Description: Wildflowers at sunrise in Palm Desert, California, USA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 03/18/17
  • Camera: Nikon D810, Nikkor 24-120mm, FL 105mm, ISO 720, f/8, 1/400sec.
  • Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk Photo Shoot in Palm Desert, California, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, Topaz Software, Nik Software.
  • Copyright ©2017 Catherine Martin — myPhotoWalk™ — Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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