Let the Ground Rest

Landon, my son with autism, loves to take rides in the van. His sensory system is soothed by movement and one of the easiest ways to calm him is to go for a ride.😊

Usually I drive him through scenic back roads and neighborhoods and we always listen to music as we go. Sometimes it’s rainy, sometimes it’s sunny. During these drives as we are listening to praise and worship music, 99% of the time we hear a new song that just speaks to my spirit. During today’s football game, I was driving Landon around and heard a new (to me) song that spoke to me.

The song is called  “Let the Ground Rest” (Chris Renzema). It talks about how during a waiting period- maybe for a prayer to be answered or a situation to be changed- we have to “let the ground rest” much as a farmer does after planting a seed. We can’t rush the process no matter how much we want to. The season we are in has a purpose. 

One of the lines says “Cause flowers only grow once they’ve tasted rain.” How true this is. It takes both rain and sunshine for flowers to grow much as takes both trials and blessings to cause growth in our lives.

Another line says

 “So don’t you find it strange?

That God, He made four seasons and only one spring,  So oh, just let the ground rest.” 

We can’t only have one season in our lives. As much as we want it to be springtime always when everything feels perfect and looks beautiful, seasons must change. We have to go through changing seasons and we continually learn and grow as we go through those seasons of good times and hard times. Hopefully we gain wisdom and understanding and our character is matured and refined as those seasons change.

Friend, if you are facing a rainy, difficult time in your life right now, I’m praying this song will encourage you. It’s okay to just “let the ground rest.” Those “flowers” will bloom in your life when the time is right. Trust the Lord’s timing. Trust His plan. I promise He hasn’t forgotten about you. There’s a harvest coming.

Your friend,

Tiffany 

Chris Renzema-Let The Ground Rest Lyrics

Been waiting on a moment

Waiting on a sign

Waiting for them to call your name

And you’re next in line

Waiting for your time to come

Your fifteen minutes in the sun

So don’t you find it strange?

That God, He made four seasons and only one spring

So oh, just let the ground rest

‘Cause if it’s not right now, it’s for the best

You’re gonna grow, I know this

But for now, just let the ground rest

Been waiting on a moment

Waiting on the sign

Waiting for the lights to change

When you won’t feel so stuck or so left behind

Been waiting for the day to come

When you can leave behind what you’ve become

Wash it all away

‘Cause flowers only grow once they’ve tasted rain

So oh, just let the ground rest

‘Cause if it’s not right now, it’s for the best

You’re gonna grow, I know this

But for now, just let the ground rest’Cause you’ll finish what you start

You started this, I know

And if you saw the plans

Maybe you wouldn’t go

I’ll watch Him plant a seed

And then let the ground rest

So child, oh believe

‘Cause I promise there’s a harvest

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