Wisdom from the Lord
5 This is what the Lord says:
“Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans,
who rely on human strength
and turn their hearts away from the Lord.
6 They are like stunted shrubs in the desert,
with no hope for the future.
They will live in the barren wilderness,
in an uninhabited salty land.
7 “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord
and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
8 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.
9 “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things,
and desperately wicked.
Who really knows how bad it is?
10 But I, the Lord, search all hearts
and examine secret motives.
I give all people their due rewards,
according to what their actions deserve.”
Who do I REALLY trust? What does my heart hope for? Where does my confidence truly lie? Does my outside actions match my inside motivations?
As I am learning to wait on the Lord and His timing I realize over and over again that I must put my WHOLE trust in the Him. No matter what my circumstances are, the promise of the Lord is that if I put my trust, hope and confidence in HIM and HIM ALONE, I will be like a tree planted by the waters who is healthy and fruitful in ALL seasons!
Trust: Firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
Hope: A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.
Confidence: The feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust.The state of feeling certain about the truth of something.
What about you?