|“Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord. He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no-one lives.” –Jeremiah 17:5-6
“But blessed in the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” –vs. 7-8
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? -vs. 9
“I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve.” –vs.10
In whom does your trust lie? Man or God? When you find yourself in trouble, who is the first person you go to? When you need help, who is the first person you call on? Who occupies the biggest space in your heart and in your thoughts?
If you completely place your trust in God, you will have a sort of faith and confidence that the human mind cannot even comprehend. Whenever you go through situations that the world expects you to worry and stress over, you will notice that they don’t even faze you. You will begin to have faith in things that the world considers to be impossible. All the mountains in your life will begin to turn into mole hills and you will experience an amazing happiness that is way beyond human comprehension.
Like I said in yesterdays’ message, the moment you allow God to become the master of your heart is the moment you become completely transformed. Trust him! Trust in his promises! Trust in his love! Trust in his atoning grace! Trust in him!
When judgment day comes, the Lord will search your heart and mind and will certainly reward you according to what he finds in there. The contents of your heart and mind determine your conduct and that determines who you are. Again I ask you, ‘in whom does your trust lie?’
Stay blessed and spread the word.