A reminder for today
But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence. 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. (Jeremiah 17:7-8)
The one sad thing about this world is jealousy and rivalry. People are always so quick to get jealous over someone else when they are successful or when they receive an award. People can be very mean towards other especially when they feel threatened or when they have their own insecurities. I see it so often where people will say hurtful things to injure those they fear or feel threatened by. People take sides and often without looking at the facts and then they get nasty. People can build us up or they can bring us down merely by their tongues. The hurt of a word cuts much deeper than the hurt of physical pain.
We often find ourselves in a position where people attack us hurt us by their words. They will say terrible things to try and destroy us. The enemy is a master at this type of warfare. You see the enemy creates lust and envy in people and then direct their anger towards us so that we can fall and break down.
Today the Lord wants you to know that your are blessed, because you trust the Lord and you have made Him your hope and confidence. You are like a tree planted along a riverbank with your roots deep into the water. you will never be bothered by heat of drought. You will always produce fruit. You will never be bothered by other and their hatred and jealousy, because your roots are planted deep into the Lord and you will always live in His grace and blessings. You will succeed where other have failed and you will stand when other have fallen. You are a child of God.
"The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve." (Verse 9 and 10)
Lord, our roots are planted in you. Do not let the enemy misguide us but let your name be glorified by our deeds as we face our challenges today. Let us succeed despite the difficulties that we face and let us be victorious for your glory. In Jesus name.
Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus.