“But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence.” Jeremiah 17:7
There is a blessing to be found in humbling ourselves before God. There is a blessing to be found in laying down our will in exchange for His will. There is a blessing to be found in dying to our self-willed motives and desires. There is a blessing to be found in saying YES to His way. There is a blessing in brokenness. There is a blessing in God taking that brokenness and restoring it into something more beautiful than you can imagine.
But it starts with us. We must make the choice to trust in Him. We must make the choice to remove anything that hinders our total devotion unto Him. We can no longer place our confidence in people or circumstances that can change in an instant.
Beloved, our trust, hope and confidence is only found in the One who is unchanging.
Here’s the promise that follows when we, in our hearts place Him rightly where He belongs: “They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8
What a beautiful promise! You were meant to be planted beside the Living Water, gaining strength for even the toughest seasons of life. Because you have chosen to keep your eyes and heart set upon Him, you will be fruitful in every season of life even the not so good ones.
Remember, God has the absolute best plan for your life. It’s better than you could ever imagine. “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” Jeremiah 29:11 (MSG)