It’s hard to keep trusting when there isn’t any indication or evidence for what you are hoping will happen and time keeps ticking by. However, this is true faith. There is a promise for those who put their trust in the Lord. They will be trees!
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord , And whose hope is the Lord . For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.”
Jeremiah 17:7-8 NKJV — Bible
God made humans to be humans — not trees! Let’s turn this literal image of a tree into a spiritual application because it talks about trusting & hoping in the Lord.
[one-half-first]Trees need water to live and stand firm.
Heat from the sun: affects what plants display.
Well watered trees display green leaves — even in a severe heat wave.
The result produces fruit needed to grow more trees[/one-half-first]
[one-half]People need faith in the Lord to live and stand firm.
Trials in life: affect what people display.
Fully trusting people display peace — even in periods of severe trials.
The result produces a testimony needed by others to begin their individual journeys of faith in the Lord. [/one-half]
God promises that those who put their faith in Him will not fear when evidence shows fearful times. Because evidence doesn’t matter where faith is concerned!
Father help us have true faith. Give us courage to let You, who controls the universe, be our guide and assurance in all the large and small areas of everyday life. Plant us by Your cool waters. Help our strong commitment not to doubt: be a witness for others passing by. So that they will become trees securely planted as well.
In Jesus name amen