Friday, September 10, 2021

Saturday Scriptures: Roses in the Desert


The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

Isaiah 35:1

Some days feel like deserts don't they?  Dry and parched with no cooling breezes or refreshing water to soothe. 

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But actually there is life that springs forth in deserts. Solitary though deserts may be, animals live there and even blossoms burst forth on prickly cacti. 

Isaiah 35:1 reminds us that even in the most solitary wilderness places there can be rejoicing and blossoms like roses. Something for us to think about when frustration and feelings of loneliness or despair fill our days. Blooms can burst forth where we least expect them. 

May we all feel blessed by God's blessings today



Iris said...

What a great reminder Debbie - and one we need frequently. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Anderson said...

Sometimes we have to allow ourselves to look for the blessings. It's easy to get bogged down in a desert situation and close our eyes to any good, feeling overwhelmed. These are times I try to get outside and focus on God's creation. Changing focus from the problem to our Great God, blessings are easier to recognize.

Sharon said...

What a beautifully written post, Debbie! Thanks for your reminder that blessings are sometimes not apparent during challenging times. When we become aware of blessings during those difficult times, it makes the blessings even more special and significant.

Debbie Styles Life said...

You're welcome, Iris. Blessings!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks for the reminder, Karen, that we have to look for the blessings and you are right, getting outside is a wonderful way to do that. Focusing on God's many blessings in our lives is so very important.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you, Sharon.