1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
As I sat in my back porch enjoying a cup of coffee, I marveled at the sight of the green grass and flowers that have overtaken my backyard. It was just a short time ago that the scene would have included snow.
What brought my mind to Psalm 1, was the seasonal change itself.
We see in verse 3 a tree, soaking up all the living water it needed, flourishing in the sun, and yet, only producing fruit in a certain season. I’ve had seasons in my life where, while continuing to soak up His living water and basking in His presence, I have felt utterly
Psalm 1 reminds us that even though we press into Christ, we will have times where we don't see fruit. And that’s okay. We need those off-seasons for pruning, for growth, and for rest, all culminating together for the fruit-producing season.
We can be confident that no matter what season we are in with the Lord, we can have peace in the fact that He who began a good work in us, will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.