A Tangled Mess


The moment I saw this photo, I was moved with hope. I thought to myself, “this is so ugly and twisted but full of life that never gave up”. The picture shows color changes from bottom up, as if it were under water at some time. The roots turn and twist sideways as well as upward! It’s growing and reaching for the sun.

What someone might say, “this is dead, cut it down!” I say, “grow baby, keep reaching upward, search for the sun, your roots are deep and lacking nothing.” As my eyes moved looking towards the top, I noticed the leaves were green and flourishing. Personally I love plants! I actualIy have 35 inside plants of all sizes and shapes. I’ve learned over time that when they really grow is when their roots are bound. Its a good thing!

So if you feel that maybe your life, your generational roots or even choices you’ve made in the past might have kept you bound or stuck, know that you don’t always see what is happening at the deeper level. Keep looking up, reach for the sun, and trust that God will turn all the twists and turns into His purpose so that you will flourish for those to wonder or ask, “Where do you get your passion for life?”

Jeremiah 17:8, “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

  • Helene St-Onge
    Posted at 06:12h, 16 December Reply

    Thank you Marilyn and Wayne for all you do for the captives people. I’m from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    I read your book Jewels of Wisdom each day since 2 years and I’m blessed with…I bought one copy for my friend too.

    God bless your ministry abundantly!!!

    • Marilyn
      Posted at 22:10h, 21 December Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad Jewels of Wisdom has ministered to you. God is good!!

  • Diane Altman
    Posted at 13:49h, 17 December Reply

    God uses it all! Thank you for the “rooted reminder.”

    • Marilyn
      Posted at 22:12h, 21 December Reply

      Yes He does! Usually we don’t see all the underworkings to get us where we are but God is at work, no matter what we know!

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