Jeremiah 17:7-8 ” But blessed is 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.”

We’ve all seen the results of long dry spells… droughts causing famine where the scarcity of food leads to people starving to death. So consequently, in these verses Jeremiah is showing us how trusting in the Lord will help get us through our own “dry spells”. You know those times, when it seems like you’re trudging through a desert of discontent, apathy, and uneasiness…knowing the Lord is there, but still grappling with the confusion of why it’s happening. While traveling out in the country you’ll quickly notice that trees line the banks of rivers and streams. Why? Because they can take root and thrive with a constant water source even if the rain doesn’t come. We need to be the same way. We need to sink our roots deep into the Word of God on a daily basis…regardless of how we feel…knowing that we are reviving our mind, body, and soul in God’s Living Waters. And the results will be amazing, or as Psalm 92:12-15 tells us, ” The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, ‘The Lord is upright; He is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in Him.’ ”

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