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Day 13: Flowering Hope


Out of my wounded heart grew a flower

a flower with petals of

peace

joy

love

&

hope

It grew from a seed planted

in a hole in my heart,

that had firm roots.

A hole that I used to fill with

food

anger

bitterness

self loathing

and

anxiety,

which never had the power to produce a flower,

only dead weeds.

No matter how hard I tried to grow something from these impostors,

nothing but

frustration

restlessness

hopelessness

and

helplessness

remained.

I had to look up

and ask my

Creator

to come into my heart

and do something,

as I was beyond weary.

He listened

and

planted the seed of my

Savior~

my Heart Surgeon~

who has been watering that seed since.

As I try to fill my other heart holes with dead seeds,

I am prompted by the

Spirit

within

to look up

and

ask my

Creator

to fill the hole

so another flower will grow,

blooming with

His

peace

love

joy

&

hope.

Dead roots...Dead weeds

Living roots...Flourishing flowers

What seeds are in your heart that are producing dead weeds?

Exchange

them

by

Putting On

the

One

seed

that will continue to transform your heart every day

as you

"Hear the Word,

Retain it,

and by

Persevering ...

so that you will

Produce a crop. Luke 8:15

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.

Jeremiah 17:7-8

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Galatians 5:22-23

“He heals up the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

Psalm 147:3


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