Blessing – Trust and Faith in God
Beloved, I call your spirits to attention in the Name of Jesus and ask your souls to step aside for a moment. Listen to what God’s word has for you today. Jeremiah 17:7-8 says,
“But the person who trusts in the Lord will be blessed. The Lord will show him that he can be trusted. He will be strong, like a tree planted near water that sends its roots by a stream…It does not worry in a year when no rain comes; it always produces fruit.”
When the Israelites were poised to go into Canaan under Joshua’s leadership, they depended on the counsel of ten spies about whether to enter this new land. They trusted in the majority opinion and it was wrong. Israel had trusted man’s word over God’s.
Are you a shrub in the desert?
In Jeremiah 17:6, the Lord compared the person who trusts in people to a shrub in the desert, living in a barren wilderness with no hope for the future. Through His prophet, God addressed two groups of people: those who trust in man and those who trust in Him. Essentially, your choices in life are these: to walk by faith, trusting in God; or to walk by sight, trusting people. Walking by sight means depending wholly upon people for guidance and fulfillment – family, friends or self. It means trusting only what we can see or touch. It is easy for us to think we know what is best. Unfortunately, even when we are most confident in ourselves, we are not dependable.
So, Beloved, I bless you today to walk by faith, trusting God, and to depend on God wholly for guidance and fulfillment. I bless you to know that God wants you to spend your lives not like dried-up shrubs in the middle of a wasteland, but like trees planted along a riverbank. I bless you to seek God’s way in your lives enabling you to grow, to become strong and productive. I declare over you God’s words, “Blessed are those who trust in Me!” And, I bless you to know that you are planted where it is best for you to live, and He uses everything in your lives to work for your good.
I bless you in the Name of Jesus of Nazareth. Amen.