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Grounded



Jeremiah 17:8 - “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.


To be grounded can encompass various meanings. For a child, being grounded might entail confinement to their room or restriction from certain activities. For anyone, it could signify being firmly rooted or having a sense of stability. It can also denote being rooted or maintaining balance.


Regardless of its interpretation, grounding can be seen as a form of reset. We all require moments to step back from the chaos and ensure our footing is secure in whatever path we're traversing. Essentially, we ground ourselves to take time for evaluation, rest, and relaxation.


Colossians 2:6-7 reads, "And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness."


Grounding serves to establish us in our faith, aiding in the strengthening of our roots and fostering a greater sense of stability in our journey with God.


When I was younger, I used to run around outside barefoot, as long as there was dirt or grass. Some people can go without shoes no matter the terrain, but running on rocks was something I could never manage. All of this to say, when you're barefoot, there's a sense of freedom and comfort in God and His creation.


There's something special about going to the beach and sinking your feet into the sand—it brings a profound sense of relaxation. Similarly, being rooted and grounded in God can offer the same comfort when trials arise. No matter the terrain that we face we can be sure that God is with us when we are grounded in who He is. Ensuring we immerse ourselves in the Word of God can provide answers, hope, and relaxation.


In Ephesians 3:17, it says, "Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong."


1 John 4:16 - "We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them."


There have been moments in my life where I felt overwhelmed by the pace of life, unsure of what was happening, and ultimately, out of control. This sense of chaos often leads to desperation, as I yearn to regain a sense of stability. The only solace I've found is in sitting with God and earnestly calling out for help.


Being grounded in Christ extends beyond mere salvation; it marks the beginning of a journey. It involves allowing the Holy Spirit to work within us, deepening our roots as we walk with Him, learn from Him, grow with Him, and become more like Him.


Rooting ourselves in Christ enables us to fully comprehend His love. As we invest time in nurturing these roots and becoming more grounded, we uncover the depths of God's love in a profound way.

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