My friend "Wayne Asbury" shared this devotional and I wanted to share with all of you!
“The righteous will flourish like a palm tree”
Have you ever seen a palm tree in the midst of a great storm? That tree may be bent so far over that it's almost touching the ground, but when the wind finally stops, that palm tree bounces right back up. What's interesting is that while that palm tree is hunched over under the pressure of the storm, it is actually becoming stronger. The reason God said you'd flourish like a palm tree is because He knew there would be difficult times. He knew things would come against you to try to steal your joy and victory. You're going to be like a palm tree because when the storms of life blow, you are going to come right back up stronger than before. As you reflect on past events, remember, the storms you have encountered have only made you stronger. You are wiser, you are more alive, and you are headed for victory. Your brightest days are right out in front of you! Always remember that with God on your side, nothing can hold you back.
After you’ve done all you can you just stand,
This picture was taken at the beach as I was watching the sun rise in 2006.