Inner Strength: The Vine and the Branches

No matter how difficult the day, or how dark the night, don’t let anything steal your hope.

Just as sap flows from the roots to sustain the branches, you can tap into the Sower’s strength to weather any storm.

The Vine and the Branches
“I am the vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, and every branch that does bear fruit, he prunes to make it even more fruitful.”

Fruit tree bearing fruit in the storm

“My words have already cleansed you. So remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must rely on the vine. You can’t bear fruit apart from me.”

“I am the vine, and you are the branches. If a man remains in me, and I remain in him, he will bear much fruit. But without me, you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch thrown to the ground and withered. These branches get picked up and thrown into the fire.”

vine and branches bearing fruit

“If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, ask anything and it will be given to you. So that you may bring glory to the Father by bearing much fruit, and showing the world that you are my followers.”

(John 15)

Focus on your source, not the situation. No matter what difficulties you’re facing, the Sower can use it to prune and cleanse you. Remain in him, and rely on him to guide you and sustain you through anything.

If you do this, you will rise stronger when the storm has passed, ready to bear good fruit.

Are you facing the storm?
What good fruits have you gained from surviving difficult times?

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