Remember that God’s mercies are new every morning. As you consider the many decisions that are facing you, be mindful of where your trust lies – what is the Source of your trust?
The prophet Jeremiah, speaking God’s word to the Israelites as they were coming out of exile, gave the following encouragement,
7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
8 He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
- Jeremiah 17:7–8 (ESV):
Trusting in your abilities and knowledge and insight? Sure. But do not rely solely on those. This does not mean you do not apply yourself or consider the learnings from the past – what worked and what did not…
You do all of that. But you do it planted beside the stream of Living Water – planted in God as the Source.
Trusting in the Creator who made you to make decisions. Whose Son redeems you. Whose Spirit enables you to make wise choices. Pray for that wisdom. Seek His will. Let Him guide you.
Live – planted in the Source of all true prosperity. With that water, bear fruit year after year…
Peace and Joy in Christ,
Pastor Jim Kirschenmann