Accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom…. Proverbs 2:1-2, NIV
Deserts are inhospitable places with little rain—blazingly hot by day and chillingly cold by night. Few plants can survive, but the rock morning glory can. It has large underground tubers resembling sweet potatoes that store water whenever it rains. In times of drought, it’s sustained by the water stored in its twenty or so underground reserves.
Jeremiah 17:8 says of those who put their confidence in God: “They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit” (NIV).
Sometimes we’re in the desert, and that can feel quite desolate. But if we store God’s Word in our hearts day by day, pondering and trusting all God tells us, we’ll have supernatural resilience.
Those who make God their hope, shall flourish like a tree always green, whose leaf does not wither. They shall be fixed in peace and satisfaction of mind; they shall not be anxious in a year of drought…. They shall not cease from yielding fruit in holiness and good works. Matthew Henry