Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD” (Psalm 27:14).
I don’t know anyone else who better understands the toiling, the waiting, the trusting and the hope that comes in the middle of waiting on God, more than a farmer.
I want to have a farmer’s heart when it comes to how I view and face various trials in my life, the seasons of waiting and the harder-than-I-realized times.
After a crop is planted, a farmer doesn’t just kick back in a rocking chair on the front porch for a season of sipping sweet tea and lemonade. (That’s what I imagine farmers drink.) They look after their crops for anything that would threaten to harm their harvest: weeds, bugs, hungry animals, diseases … the list could go on depending on geography and climate.
The farmer doesn't fret over all the cares of the growing season. He seeks God for provision of every detail … right down to the soil under his feet.
We would do well to follow his example.
We may not be planning to go out and toss seeds across the yard today, but we can make the choice to persevere with patience in any situation we find ourselves in or any challenge that comes our way.
When we plant seeds of Scripture and the loveliness of the character of God continually into our hearts, we will persevere.