"But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever
I suppose we all have our own perspective of what it means to flourish. To be strong, healthy and grow well are all flourishing's when the conditions are right. How long has it been since you have flourished?
For some it has been to long. The events of life, the challenges and the pressures, are overwhelming you and causing you to feel tired and unable to proceed. Well you're not alone.
The feeling that the walls are closing in on you is the same feeling that the writer of the 52nd psalm had. Despite all of the wickedness that surrounded him, the Psalmist held to these words, "But I am like a olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever."
Don't let the things around you cause you to forget who makes you flourish-"God". Spending time in His presence, such as in His house consciously waiting on Him, puts you in a spiritual place to flourish. In the mist of the surrounding press, it will be the roots that have sunk deep into the soil of His word that will hold. Find yourself in that place of flourishing this week.