If you’re not in the midst of a trial, then you can be sure one is on its way. That’s the way of life on this earth, so we need to acknowledge it and be prepared.
And how do you prepare? By realizing that God, and God alone, holds your life and well-being in His hands. He alone is sufficient! Our help comes from the One who made the heavens and the earth, the One who loves us with an everlasting love.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD and whose trust is the LORD. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7-8).
Indeed, we–you and I–can have green leaves in times of drought. Even then we can bear fruit if we will place our trust in the Lord.
Lord, I thank You that my fruitfulness, my survival in drought, does not depend on the weather but on where I’m rooted. O Lord, I purposely extend my roots to You, the eternal spring, the fountain of living waters. Thank You for the promise of green leaves even in times of drought.
From “Search My Heart, O God”, by Kay Arthur, pg.377
Scripture is from “The New American Standard Bible” (NASB)