Deep Roots

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7–8, NIV 1984).

My Musings – Why do we have no real fears or worries? Because our trust and confidence are in the LORD. Rooted in streams of living water. Trials (heat) and tribulations (drought) will come. But because our roots run deep (sent out), we still bear fruit. It is not unusual for the fruit from such circumstances to have more flavor, than the fruit from more favorable circumstances. The most favorable does not always result in the most flavorful.

My Advice – How green are your leaves? Do they wither in the heat and drought, or do they still bear fruit? Is your trust and confidence rooted in someone or something else than the LORD? Then there’s your problem. You need to “trust in the LORD with all your strength and lean not on your own understanding.” No real fears, no real worries, always fruitful.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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