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Jeremiah 17: 7 – 8

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose trust is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water that extends its roots by a stream, and does not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought, nor cease to yield fruit.

Peace and trust have much to do with one another. I particularly was intrigued by the line that reads, “whose trust is the Lord.” Trust has become a person. It is more than a feeling. The Lord, our God, and Jesus his son have become to us trust and peace. We don’t just trust in them, they become trust within us. The fruit of who they are strengthens the spirit within us that we abide in trust.

I have a friend who is going through chemo. She said the key for her was trusting God and having the fortitude to do what He says. That’s it. I used to talk about radical trust. That is what this is. It is the continual intertwining with Him such that we hear His thoughts and aren’t afraid to follow through with what he says.

In this space where the Lord is our trust, where He provides the sustenance of trust within us, we too are free of anxiety. We are like that tree that continues to put forth its fruit regardless of the earthly circumstances. Don’t just trust the Lord; don’t just trust in Him. Spend some quiet time with Him and ask Him to be your trust, to be the confidence within your soul. Bless you!

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