I’ll Be There For You (Monday)

by Olivia Ledbetter

Jeremiah 17:5-8

This is what the Lord says:

“Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LordThat person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They 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.”

“Trust” is the word that I so often wish I could just rip out of the dictionary. It’s a nice idea and all but in reality, trusting is one of my least favorite things to do. To trust is to accept that you are no longer in control, and boy I love being in control. To trust is to have “no worries in a year of drought.” Have you ever lived in a season of drought? Perhaps you’re in one now.  Modern droughts can be everything from a lack of good friends to a dry season in your relationship with God. Good, deep relationships require a great deal of trust. Have you been treating God as an obligation, resource, or relationship? Trust is so hard, but it’s the key to resting in a deeper relationship with Him to thrive in seasons of drought and bounty. If you feel like you can’t do it all… you’re right! You’re not excessively broken, you’re just human. The good news? He can and will hold you and guide you through it all, it just requires some trust.