But I will bless the person who puts his trust in me. He is like a tree growing near a stream and sending out roots to the water. It is not afraid when hot weather comes, because its leaves stay green; it has no worries when there is no rain; it keeps on bearing fruit.Jeremiah 17:7-8
Are you a tree growing near a stream? Do you send your roots out to God’s holy water?
As easy as it is to say, “Of course, I trust in the Lord wholeheartedly,” it’s much harder to put into practice. Giving up control and becoming fully trusting in Jesus is a neverending journey, something that can never be perfected but can always be cultivated.
Fear and worries creep into the nuances of daily life. If we allow them to, they can control us. If we allow them to, they can even debilitate us. God says the tree does not fear. The tree does not worry.
Why? Because the tree trusts in God and allows Him to shoulder the burdensome troubles of fear and worry. Not only does its roots drink from the holy water, it miraculously bears fruit. It doesn’t just tread water while God handles hardships. It THRIVES and provides nourishment for others.
What a beautiful analogy for our own lives. Let’s strive to be more like a tree, God’s living trees.