The Tiny “Seeds” of My Life

“It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in it’s shade.” (Mark 4:31-32)

I planted these tiny seeds in my garden. The Lord supplied me with the soil, nutrients, water, and sunshine. With time and patience, lovely plants soon came from the ground, ready for harvest.

Though I love to garden, my garden is quite tiny because my illness keeps me from doing too much.

Some days I feel like those tiny seeds. I am so weak and feeble. I feel like I don’t have much to offer. The pain is so consuming that I am not physically able to do a whole lot. I wonder; “I am just a weak seed, what can I do?”

When I give the Lord the seeds of my life to plant, He can use my fragile self. I am part of His huge garden. He sees the whole bountiful harvest, when all I can see are those weak tiny seeds.

I have a purpose in God’s plan. Perhaps it is to pray for you or encourage someone else in pain today. All I know is that this encourages me to fight another day, and invites me to put my trust in the Lord. You see, He understands my turmoil. He can bless those tiny seeds.

Don’t lose faith dear child. Hold on to the mustard seed. The Lord knows what we are going through and He can supply the increase. You are not alone today. You are part of a bigger plan. For the “One” who created you, loves you.

Dear Lord: Please take my seeds and plant them in Your garden Lord! Give me the nourishments to grow in Your service. I know I am but a lowly seed, but with You as the Gardener, I can still thrive despite my illness into a productive fruit for You! Thank You for that promise. Amen.

About the Author:
Deborah Farmer lives in NC with her family. She suffers from several afflictions, including fibromyalgia.

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Are you suffering today? Do you feel discouraged today like your life is but a lonely seed? Do you feel that you cannot do what you once could do?