Denise J. Hughes
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Denise is a lover of words and the Word. She's the author of #DeeperWaters and the Bible study series #WordWriters.

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  1. ” the same can happen to any one of us, if the storm is strong enough . . . unless we’re rooted firmly in Christ Jesus.”
    I love those words, and feel that truth. Sometimes, I’ll hit seasons of my life where five minutes, twenty minutes, an hour, two hours …none seem to be a sufficient amount of time to linger with my Lord in the morning. I know that in those seasons He is stretching out my root system, for He knows the weather forecast …He knows the next season.
    This was a beautiful, and very encouraging, word.
    Happy Sunday!

  2. Denise,

    Yes, we may endure hardship for a time, but God has bound every storm to eventually pass. We can withstand any storm if He is with us. And He promises to be with us. Amen! I’ve been going through some storms these past two years and God has been with me. I’m in another one now and I know He will see me through this one. My roots run deep with God!!
    Blessings 🙂

    • Praying for you, sweet Beth, that God would enable you to stand firm amidst the storms. Praying for His peace and comfort to surround you and hold on firmly to your heart until you come through the valley.
      Love you,

  3. Denise,
    This is beautiful…I don’t like trials and feeling parched by this world, but it does make my roots grow deeper if I am abiding in Him. Abiding and persevering grow deep roots. I also like how this scripture ends with “overflowing with gratitude”. Gratitude certainly grows deep roots as well. May I continue to grow in Him and be thankful for the confidence I have that He will see me through even the strongest storms. Thanks for this beautiful reminder…

  4. I live in Ga., I have seen lots of storms and tornadoes. I was at the dentist and did damage in the back yard but not in the front with the old rooted oak. I was at home when a tornado destroyed my dentist’s office. My mother was driving us home one night in a storm so bad I was praying out loud that the hail wouldn’t break the windshield, I kept asking her to stop, even at a church under a metal awning, she said no, kept driving. We found out later, she’d driven through what was probably the tail of a tornado. And the business that sold metal buildings and awning was damaged and some of them twisted or blown completely away. So my mother was right, rooted in Christ she drove on, I was praying for protection, that awning wasn’t good enough. Angels were.

  5. Thank you for this message. My husband is battling AML and this was a great reminder as we continue to ride along on our roller coaster of many ups and downs. He is always with us and there is nothing He can’t handle. Gives me so much hope.