There is something that God has been laying heavily on my heart the last few days. I keep having a dream about a tree.
I am standing in a small valley shrouded in mist that is empty but for a large tree in front of me. It is a large and beautiful fig tree. Yet even though it is the right time for this tree to be blooming it is barren.
I keep waking up from this dream with one scripture in my head. Habakkuk 3:17-19
17″Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fall, and the fields yield no food; Though the flock be cut off from the fold, and there be on herd in the stalls. 18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord I will joy in the God of my salvation. 19 The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.”
I feel in my heart the need to praise God for the things in my life that aren’t there yet but are promised to me. I feel a tug to rejoice in the things that God will do in my life and to stop worrying about all the little things.
When I was younger there was a poem that I liked, that keeps coming back to me. It was about a man who had something he loved that was broken. He kept trying over and over to fix it but could not and was getting frustrated. God asked the man to give it to him and He would fix it. The man said okay and started waiting. Nothing happened and he began to get impatient that it was taking so long. He finally asked God why he hadn’t fixed it yet and what was taking so long. God answered, “My child you never let it go.”
I feel sometimes that I am that man, who doesn’t now how to let go of something and let God do what needs to be done. In my dream the fig tree isn’t blooming even though I knew it was the right season. But sometimes God’s seasons are not the same as ours. I just have to trust in Him. He knows what is best for me and He will keep His promises.
11″For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all of your heart.”