Nothing Can Hold You Back

“The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree…” (Psalm 92:12).

Have you ever seen a palm tree in the midst of a great storm or hurricane? That tree may be bent so far over that it’s almost touching the ground, but when the wind finally stops, that palm tree bounces right back up. And do you know that while that palm tree is hunched over under the pressure of the storm, it is actually growing stronger?

The reason God said we’d flourish like a palm tree is because He knew there would be difficult times. He knew things would come against us to try to steal our joy and victory. God said, “You’re going to be like a palm tree because the storms of life will come, the winds will blow, but you are going to come right back up again stronger than before.” Nothing can hold you back! No weapon formed against you will ever prosper. No matter what’s happening in the world around you, keep standing. Keep praying. Keep believing. Your brightest days are right out in front of you, and God’s plan is to bring you blessing and victory all the days of your life.

Inspiration from Pastor Joel Osteen

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19 comments on “Nothing Can Hold You Back

  1. … just like a tree that’s planted by the water side, I shall not be moved.

    Would love to hear your own take on the subject. I enjoy those devotionals by pastors of repute, but your personal story will mean more.

  2. I have read this post so many time Sy
    so so many times….
    and i never want to comment coz i just like the fact that it seems like i haven’t read it every time i do read it again…
    thanks for this too

  3. There is so much inspiration and significance to the devotional regarding the Palm tree, and how it relates to our daily, weekly, and monthly life experiences. I can definately say that I have experienced similar situations in my life, just like palm trees have.

  4. May we allow the Lord to nature us into becoming real palm trees
    if we could allow Him hold us and prune us and water us the we would be real palm trees.The problem is that most times we tend to ask so many questions as if we where the potters yet we are mare clay.may Jesus make us real,despite the winds of life, that we may not be pulled out instead keep on standing.
    Thank you, am so encouraged.

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