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Well-watered Garden-Jeremiah 31:12

Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, Streaming to the goodness of the LORD— For wheat and new wine and oil, For the young of the flock and the herd; Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, And they shall sorrow no more at all.

While the world offers joy and happiness to some measure, it also offers sorrow, brokenness, and turmoil.  The blessing to being “well-watered” is learning how to reap the abundant blessing from the LORD even in the midst of this world’s brokenness.  The LORD’s garden is lush, serene and beautiful.  This is where the Lord wants us to live even when we’re here on earth in the midst of chaos.

So how is it possible to “live” in this beautiful serene place even when we are going through heartbreak, stress, frustration or turmoil?  We must look here, taking our eyes off that which is hurting us, not ignoring it, but separating ourselves from this world to “live” in the one that is filled with the sweet aroma of Christ’s love.  We are to sing, praise and worship not because we “feel” like it but because God is worthy of our praise.  The magical thing is that in time, when we worship, sing and praise, our heart catches up to our action!

God’s garden is orderly, lovely and fragrant.  It is serene, peaceful, and abundant.  This is the life we are meant to live and though we will still know sorrow in this world, we can still dwell in the beauty, peace and sweetness of Christ.  Stay planted in the streams of God’s abundant refreshing river of life.  When our roots are planted by this source of refreshing, we will know the abundance of the Lord’s love for us and will dwell in His peaceful presence.  Keep looking to His beauty!


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