Learn a lesson from the trees. In the autumn the leaves fall while the tree branches remain stretching heavenward, and when all the leaves are gone the branches still stretched upward. When the snow comes and the brutal winds blow the branches still stretch upward. But in the spring the trees seem say, “Notice that we kept our branches lifted towards where our help comes from.” Their branches were lifted upward with or without leaves, patiently waiting on spring being rewarded with new buds.
Spiritually speaking, David, with “branches stretched upward,” declares: “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him For the help of his countenance” (Psa. 42:5). “Help me, O Jehovah my God; Oh save me according to thy lovingkindness” (Psa. 109:26).
When we have an autumn fall or winter hardship in our lives remember to stretch our branches upward in petition and praise to the Almighty. Not forgetting the coming spring, for: “Jehovah hath done great things for us, Whereof we are glad. Turn again our captivity, O Jehovah, As the streams in the South. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with joy, bringing his sheaves with him” (Psa. 126:3-6).
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