“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust IS the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends our its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for it’s leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of the drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
* Jeremiah 17:7-8 *
This is one of my favorite Bible verses, and I think I like it so much because of the tree analogy. Especially with summer heat full in swing, I feel as though every day is a day within a season of drought; therefore, this verse seems especially appropriate this time of the year.
Whenever you read this verse, I hope part of the beginning catches your eye… Blessed is the man…whose trust IS the Lord. Woah! That is a bold statement to make, a statement that I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out. After all, why would it be necessary to make sure a huge distinction between trust in the Lord versus trust being Him.
Take some time and ask yourself why you think this distinction was made. What implications are evident in the lives of those whose trust is the Lord? I’ll be back tomorrow after a good night of sleeping. Hopefully, He’ll be able to teach us all so much more about trusting through this passage.
Sleep well tonight or have a great day if you are reading this at any time other than bedtime ;) .
Praying your day is filled with Sonshine,