I did this painting for a church planting course but it applies to pretty much any ministry situation not to mention everything we do in this life. There are times in life that feel just blessed and anointed, times when everything is going just right and you’re growing and flourishing. Times like that are awesome and we love them. but then there are those other times, the winter moments, when things are hard and cold or when it seems like everything is dead and dormant. It feels like a tree in the winter.
Well I’m not a botanist but I have heard this and believe it to be true. In the winter when the tree is leafless and looks dead there is still growth occurring. It is said that, during winter, the tree’s roots go deeper, seeking nutrition and sustenance. This actually makes the tree stronger and it is the same way with us. The hard times, he cold times and the dead times can make us stronger if we drive our roots deeper into the source of our strength so when things are tough, dormant or dead allow it to drive your roots deeper into God.