Standing firm and developing strong roots is essential in trying times as well as in good ones because the winds will come and blow you over without a strong root system.
The wind will never defeat a tree with a strong root system. Standing firm and developing strong roots is essential in trying times as well as in the seemingly good times because the winds will come regardless. How deep the roots are will determine how much damage can be incurred on the tree. Standing at the trunk of a tree and looking up when it’s windy it seems as though the tree will buckle over as the branches sway back and forth to their breaking point only to return to their strong point. This occurs not because the branches are strong, but because the trunk is firmly rooted, this provides the support needed in the midst of a storm.
Many things will test your resolve in life, but understand it’s not life doing it, it’s just the nature of how things are. The important thing is to have roots strong enough to bend but not break. Circumstances and other people’s belief will test how far you can go and without deep roots you will succumb to the pressure. It will be difficult not to be able to resist and it will be as though your branches have broken. A tree can only be as mighty and as resilient as its root system so make them as deep as possibly so when a test does come your way, you may bend, but you will have the support not to break.