Some flowers can thrive amongst anything. I pray to be that flower.
When you are doing something for God, he puts a pep in your step and a smile on your face. This is as it will be in the days growing darker. His light in us will give the strength and the joy to walk with Him as He uses us for His will and for His purpose. The joy of the Lord is my strength, and His love endureth forever.
Nehemiah 8:10 NIV
Psalm 136 NIV