Today I’d like to share the Scripture with you from Jeremiah 17:5-8:
Jer 17:5 Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD.
Jer 17:6 He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.
Jer 17:7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD.
Jer 17:8 He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
These verses describe the contrast between trusting in man and trusting in God. It turns out that where you put your trust is immensely important!
Trusting in man (including yourself and your abilities) is a recipe for disaster. Trusting in God, on the other hand, is the recipe for being fruitful.
So let’s put our trust in the right place. Let’s put our trust in God.
For this to happen, first you need to make the personal decision to accept Christ if you haven’t. After that, you need to build your faith in Him. How? By feeding yourself with the Word of God!
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)
Feeding your mind with the Word of God builds your faith. So read it, listen to it, and put it into practice. As you do these, your faith is being built. Then, when bad times come, you will see that you respond differently.
In the past, you might be worried or even depressed. But this time your heart is firm. You can keep moving forward with strength. Why? Because you put your trust in Him. You know that God is in control.
He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD. (Psalms 112:7)
Let’s make it happen in our lives. Have a blessed week!