Alphabet for the Soul - X is for Xerach


Happy Monday, friends! I’m super excited to share today’s word with you. It was a little interesting come up with an applicable word for X, but I found one, and I don’t know about you, but it really speaks to where I am right now with my recent health issues and some other trials I’m facing. It’s a word that holds so much encouragement, I feel God whispering it to my soul as I type this out.

So, without further ado, x is for xerach! Yes, it’s a word. A wonderful word full of deep meaning.

Xerach is: Plant succession staring on bare ground or rock (an empty place or a hard surface) and culminating in a mature climax forest.

It is mature forest growing from the humblest of beginnings.  

A lone xerach flower blooming in the desert is a far mightier display of God’s might than a meadow full of them. If He’s planted you in a dry place, trust that He’ll bring you to bloom.

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God says in His Word:
“For I am about to do something new.
    See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
    I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” ~Isaiah 43:19

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If you are struggling to grow in a dry, hard place, trust that God is at work and when you mature into full bloom, you will be a glorious reflection of Him to behold.

For Further Study: 

·      2 Corinthians 5:17 

·      Isaiah 66:22

·      Isaiah 11:1-9

·      Isaiah 41:18-20 (in addition to verse 19 above)  

·      Psalm 31:24

Here is a song that has spoken to me so much over the years when I’ve been in dry places. I hope it speaks to your heart today as well.

What song is speaking to you right now? Any that fill you with hope whenever you listen to it? I’d love if you’d share.


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Have a blessed Monday!

In Christ,