But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. – (Jeremiah 17:7, NIV)
But those who trust in the Lord will be blessed. They know that the Lord will do what He says. – (Jeremiah 17:7, ERV)
Happy are those who trust in the Lord, who rely on the Lord. – (Jeremiah 17:7, CEB)
But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord and has made the Lord their hope and confidence. – (Jeremiah 17:7, TLB)
Saying something and actually walking it out are two entirely different things. Conversations about trusting God come easily, but when the rubber meets the road, the trusting can become a challenge. It is far easier to trust God where we have seen His faithfulness before, yet when we face a new challenge or prepare for a new season, it can feel a bit like cliff diving. The first step is the most difficult, yet once we leap, we have little other choice, but to trust and rely on Him. What I have found to be true is that every single time that I have chosen to trust and rely on Him, He has been faithful to be present and bless me with whatever was needed to navigate the season or situation. God is good and He is near to all who call on His Name. May we ever place our confidence in our Creator and trust Him in all things at all times; for as we do, we discover His bountiful blessings of faithfulness.
The blessings of God,
Come to those who trust;
Who rely on Him,
He’s faithful and just.
May our confidence,
Come from Him alone;
By His loving grace,
His presence is shown.
So, trust in the Lord,
He’s faithful to do;
All that He’s promised,
Forever it’s true.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You bless those who trust and rely on You. Thank You that Your Word is true and that we can place our hope and confidence in You. Forgive us for our fearfulness or lack of reliance on You. Teach us to trust You in all things and at all times, as Your promise to be present and be our Strength is reason to forever hope in You. Show us how to love those around us in a way that demonstrates trust and confidence in You. May many come into a lasting relationship with You, Lord. Be glorified O God, as we trust in You and rely on You in all things and at all times. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
They will celebrate Your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of Your righteousness. – Psalm 145:7