But blessed is the man who trusts me, God, the woman who sticks with God. They’re like trees replanted in Eden, putting down roots near the rivers— Never a worry through the hottest of summers, never dropping a leaf, Serene and calm through droughts, bearing fresh fruit every season. (Jeremiah 17:7-8)
Doesn't that sound absolutely wonderful? Deep roots, no sign of being affected by drought, and bearing fruit each and every season of life - that is indeed a privilege. A privilege enjoyed by those who have placed their trust in Christ and have asked him to take control of their lives.
I am prone to worrying a bit - I think I got that from my mother. I always used to say if mom didn't have something to worry about, she'd worry about not having anything to worry about. It has taken a lot of prayer to lay things down at the feet of Jesus and leave them there, but when I finally let go of the 'mulling over' of the things that give me concern, the peace is overwhelming and the solution I had not considered previously seems to come.
Today, I worry less and turn things over quicker. Do I still worry? Yes, at times. Is it necessary? Never. Why? God has me planted where I am growing as I should, my needs are met all of the time, and his protection makes my 'placement' secure. How about you? Do you feel secure in your 'placement'? If not, it could be time to ask God to show you just how secure that 'placement' is in him.
Those who've placed their trust in Jesus are planted securely - roots growing into very firm soil. Nourishment is right there, and every protection we could ever need is only a breath away. The more we allow those roots to grow, by taking in the Word of God, giving over things that only hamper our growth, and listening intently to his voice, the more we will see evidence of how 'secure' that placement really is. Just sayin!
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