Monday, August 10, 2009

Trust or not?

Jeremiah 17:7 and 8

"But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green and they never stop producing fruit."

Trust such a small word, but with such big meaning! To trust is to have a confident expectation of something; hope…I love these verses from Jeremiah. The word shows us that we are like a tree that was blessed to be planted right by the stream, if we trust in Our Lord we will have everything we need.

Seems simple enough, doesn't it? Until we get that unexpected phone call or that ring at the door with bad news…but still like the tree even when a drought is coming we will have what we need to produce because we have hope and confidence in The Existing One, The One True God.

God gives us exactly what we need just like the tree by the water. I love the imagery of the verse. The roots of the tree are sent out to gather the water and things needed for survival and to produce. The same is true of us. God is our living water that we must feed daily from His word, the food that we need to survive. If we read the word - we will not depart and we will accomplish and produce new fruit for the kingdom!

Pick up the choice of trusting In The Existing One today! Let's go and produce fruit for the Kingdom…

Trusting today,


1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, that passage from Jeremiah is such a beautiful description of how the Lord sees those who put their trust in Him. Love that picture!