Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green…. –Jeremiah 17:7-8 NKJV
To trust or to have confidence is to have reliance on another and to have assured hope. When we have assured hope and an unshakable hope in our Savior, we become unmovable.
Psalm 125:1 (NKJV) says, “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.” When we trust in the Lord, we become like a tree transplanted by streams of water where we will be nourished by the River of Life—Jesus.
When we commit and surrender all to Jesus, He becomes our source of strength, and He becomes our anchor in times of turbulent storms. As we put our trust in Him, He removes us from darkness and uproots us to the kingdom of life where He gives us a life that is deeply rooted in Him. Through the work of the Holy Spirit and as we draw from the River of Life, we fear not, even when the heat comes (troubles). Our leaves will always be green (healthy), and we will be able to stand strong.
If you have not yet surrendered, my friend, please do so today. Come and draw from the River of Life.
- My Father in Heaven, help me to trust in You wholeheartedly so that my faith will be unmovable.
- Holy Spirit, be my source of strength and be my rock in difficult times.