How To Make a Palm Tree (You!) Flourish Through The Pain

how to make a palm treeHow to make a palm tree flourish is a good thing to know, if, according to scripture we are each to “flourish like a palm tree.” Bronlynn explains how.

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

One of my favorite trees is the palm tree. I like them so much because I associate them with warm, sunny weather, and places of beauty and relaxation. So I did some research on palm trees to learn how to make a palm tree flourish.

First, knowing how the palm tree will be used in the landscape is an important planting factor. While some palm trees require humidity and heat, other palm tree species can survive even in frost. Some palm tree species prefer full sun while other palm trees tolerate shade. Some grow fast and others more slowly, and they vary in size and shape.

If you are wondering how to make a palm tree flourish, it sustains continuous, strong, steady growth because conditions are just right.

One devotional book I read mentioned that in Biblical times palm trees were used for shelter and food and were symbols of righteousness, beauty, and victory. We are probably most familiar with them being used to worship Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

Palm trees were connected with places of rest and refreshment in the desert during the Israelites’ wanderings (Numbers 33:9). The palm branches were also used during the Old Testament Feast of Tabernacles as a means of praise (Leviticus 23:40), as well as for constructing temporary shelters during the Feast of Booths (Nehemiah 8:15).

How can I flourish like a palm tree in my life of pain? I can be consistent in praising God even on the worst days. I can grow steadily in my walk with Him, finding my rest and refreshment in Him and sharing that refreshment with someone else. I can be strong in claiming my victory through Christ even on the days that I fail. I can continue having faith to believe that regardless of how this earthly body is deteriorating, my eternal perfection is coming.

If you are wondering how to make a palm tree flourish in your life, remember, we are all different, yet we share the same God-given purposes and promises. Our physical conditions may not be optimal, but we have been divinely planted to flourish where we are. By God’s grace we can still bear fruit, proclaiming the Lord is upright (Psalm 92:14, 15).

Prayer: Lord Jesus, give me the faith to believe that Your power and strength will enable me to flourish even through my pain and problems. When others wonder how to make a palm tree flourish, allow me to be an example of a flourishing palm tree. Amen.

About the author:
Bronlynn Spindler lives in VA and is blessed to have the support and encouragement of a wonderful husband and three grown daughters. God’s grace and strength have brought her through thyroid cancer and continue to sustain her through ongoing back pain, depression, headaches, multiple sensitivities, eye pain, and fibromyalgia. You may view her blog of devotionals at

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Have you ever wondered how to flourish? Can you envision how to make a palm tree flourish? What part of the conditions of palm trees that are described above be applies to your life so that you can flourish like a palm tree?

We thought we needed a little beach music so if you don’t have a palm tree in your back yard, you can still get into the mood. Sing along with Jimmy Cliff on “I Can See Clearly Now.” Don’t see the video in your email? Click the title to watch it on the web!