We see in the Bible that men and women who press into God flourish even in difficult times. Psalm 92:12 says “The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree…” Palm trees grow in desert climates. By design they become firmly rooted even in shifting sand. They tolerate high temperatures, little rainfall and high winds. They produce better fruit in their old age. Palms can flourish where other trees would wither and die. God promises that the righteous will flourish where trees wither.
Fasting and prayer cause your root system to go way down deep. Fasting is great in transitional times and storms but don’t wait until the clouds appear to seek God. Fill your life with regular times of fasting and prayer. Get stronger so you can flourish in every season!