Jeremiah 17:7-8 The Blessed Person

Tree by water and rocks

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8 

The majority of people in this world feel that they are blessed when they have a lot of possessions and no troubles in life. When everything is going right, they feel blessed. When they have everything that they want or desire, they feel blessed.

During times of trouble or loss of possessions, most of these same people feel that they are no longer blessed, but are being cursed.

God describes the one who is blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord. He is blessed even in the hard times.

Believers who put all of their trust in the Lord will not lose confidence or begin to fear when troubles arise. The heat will rise at times in their lives, causing trouble and pain in life, but they will still know that God is in control and trust Him with no fear.

In life there will be times of drought, when things are lost and God seems quiet, but the trust will still be there. The true believer will continue to bear the fruit of his trust in God. The fruit of the Spirit will show forth in his life, touching the lives of others for God. He will always be thriving in God, despite what is happening around and to him.

Knowing and trusting God brings about a peace that the world does not know or understand. It removes health issues of worries and fear. This is a real and lasting blessing.

Allow yourself to put all of your confidence and trust in God. He has never failed anyone, nor will He every fail anyone. God will not start to fail you today.

During the times in life, when troubles rise up and create havoc and heat in your life, trust in God. Allow your roots to go deep into His word and Holy Spirit, knowing God and knowing He will take care of you.

In those times of drought, when God appears to be silent and troubles are great, know that God is still there with you. Be the fruitful tree planted by the water.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know God’s faithfulness; that you will trust God in every area of your life; that you will have deep roots in God; and that you will bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit every day. 

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