Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Strong Enough to Bend

This came from a post on Face Book under "Whispers of God:"

Thought for the Day: “God created the oak tree, which grows tall, straight, and strong. He also created the palm, which bends and sways in the changing winds. We need to learn to adopt the traits of both so we can be strong yet flexible – so we can weather the storms of life yet not break when life’s winds blow too hard.” Have an awesome day today everyone! –Elmer Laydon

This reminded me of a song sung by Tanya Tucker; "Strong Enough to Bend."

There's a tree
Out in the back yard;
That never has been broken by the wind.
And the reason it's still standing;
It was strong enough to bend.

That is exactly what we need to do. Stand strong, able to bend with the storms and allow the Lord to be in control. HE'S not going to let us snap. Not when we put our trust in HIM.

Be strong in HIM. Let HIM make you strong enough to bend.


Heather T. said...

So true. I've always liked that song by Tanya Tucker - and the words from 'Thought for The Day'.

Child of God said...

Hi Tammy,
I love Tanya Tucker and 'Strong Enough to Bend'. I remember being a little girl listening to this song and imagining being a tree just like that.

God talks lots about the cedars of Lebanon, tall, strong trees with deep roots and the trunk swaying and bending but not breaking.

Thanks for a great reminder on bending.


Connie Arnold said...

Beautiful words and encouraging thought! Thanks for sharing.

Connie Arnold said...

That's a beautiful thought! May God keep us strong enough to bend, allow Him to be in control and help us not to break in life's storms.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Me too Heather.

Good point Child of God!

Thank you Connie. His Words always inspire. :)

Blessings to you all!