Blessed [with spiritual security] is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord and whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord. For he will be [nourished] like a tree planted by the waters, that spreads out its roots by the river; and will not fear the heat when it comes; but its leaves will be green and moist. And it will not be anxious and concerned in a year of drought nor stop bearing fruit. (Jeremiah 17:7-8, AMP)
I love the imagery that this passage of Scripture creates in my mind. I want to be that tree planted by the water, who never fails to bear fruit for the Lord. Let’s take a look at how this can be done!
“But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.” (Jeremiah 17:7)
I am blessed when I choose to trust in the Lord and place my confidence in Him. Wow, that’s a beautiful thought! I can trust God and know that He has my best interest in mind. I can place my full confidence in His promises and know that He will never fail me. I’m blessed when I choose to trust in God’s unfailing love and remember that He is always faithful!
“He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream…” (Jeremiah 17:8)
Once I place my trust and confidence in the Lord, my roots will reach out to the stream of Living Water. I am refreshed daily by God’s Word. It is God’s Word that continues to transform how I think and how I live my life. I want to be that tree planted by the water. I want to be tall and strong for the Lord. May the branches of my life lift to give God praise! May I reach out to the stream that supplies the life I long for.
“…It does not fear when heat comes, its leaves are always green…” (Jeremiah 17:8)
I will not fear anything in life because I know that God will be faithful. I know that the heat of life will not overcome me, if I place my full trust in the Lord. I know that the contrary is also true… If I place my trust in man, my leaves will turn brown, my life will not produce fruit. Man cannot supply what I need in life. Man cannot give me the strength I daily long for. Only God can refresh me through His Living Water. I will reach for the water that refreshes my soul.
“…It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:8)
I truly have nothing to worry about, if I place my trust in the Lord. God will never fail to bring fruit out of my life, if I stay attached to Him (John 15:5). I will continue to read the Word and learn what my heart should look like before the Lord. I pray that even in the driest times of life, I might experience the refreshing grace of God. May I bear fruit for the Lord and may God’s mercy freely flow from my being!
Dear Father God, I pray that I will be this tree planted by the water. May I continue to place my full trust and confidence in You. I know that Your Word is true. I know that you will never fail me. I know that You will always be faithful. I pray that even in the driest times of my life, that I will produce fruit for the Kingdom! May the branches of my life truly lift up to honor You!
In Jesus Precious Name,