According to Jeremiah, I have a choice. I can trust God or not trust God. One choice brings blessing while the other brings a curse. I don’t know of anyone who would not want to be a tree firmly planted by the water that extends its roots by a stream. Someone who is not anxious but fully trusts in God. We often go straight to Jeremiah 17: 7-8 where these thoughts are found and skip over verses 5-6. Sometimes understanding a concept helps if we have some nonexamples. For example, trusting God is not trusting in mankind. Trusting in God is not what I can do by myself. Trusting God is not a heart that is turned away. Instead trusting God is just that trusting in God alone. In Jeremiah 17:7, it says “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord.” God, you are my trust. This summer I want to fully trust as never before. I want my leaves to be green even when the heat comes and to not be anxious. For this to happen, it will have to be a God thing but that is what it is suppose to be anyway.
Dear God, Thank you for blessing us when we trust you. Help me to keep my heart turned toward you and you alone. May my roots grow deep in You and may I not fear when the heat comes. Amen