As it happens, my ferns are thriving this year.
Yet, here they are again. They did not die completely.
My Ferns Have Been Renewed.
Every Family I know of, goes through times of "drought and hardship".
-a time to be born and a time to die,
-a time to plant and a time to uproot,
-a time to kill and a time to heal,
-a time to tear down and a time to build,
-a time to weep and a time to laugh,
-a time to mourn and a time to dance,
-a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
-a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
-a time to search and a time to give up,
-a time to keep and a time to throw away,
-a time to tear and a time to mend,
-a time to be silent and a time to speak, -a time to love and a time to hate,
-a time for war and a time for peace."
Clearly we all have seasons and some of them may be difficult ones.
But have been given the assurance that if we remain close to God, He WILL Help Us.
If... We avoid those who walk in the counsel of the wicked...
If... We do avoid keeping company with those who are choosing to sin...
If... We stop ourselves from mocking being mean to others...
If... We delight in God, and His Words...(and btw I would be re-miss if failed to mention that "delighting in His Words" conveys ACTIVE Obedience to His Will as well.)
Then...We will be BLESSED.
We can endure the seasons of troubles, trials, tribulations, and generally tough times...
Because we know that God has also prepared seasons of renewal, restoration, rejuvenation, and rest.
Spiritual Lessons Gleaned From Ferns.