Jeremiah 17:7 - Blessings from Trust, Hope and Confidence in the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:7 (NLT) But blessed are those 
who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD 
their hope and confidence. 


   My eldest daughter lives in eastern 
Washington State, and we make the five-hour drive to 
visit her a couple of times each year. The scenery 
changes dramatically when we cross the mountains 
east of Seattle. Forest greenery and lakes behind 
us, we enter a parched landscape complete with 
tumbleweeds. It resembles a scene from an old Western 
movie with one exception - fruit orchards. 
   The region's heat and soil provide ideal 
conditions for growing apples, peaches, apricots, and 
grapes. But success also depends on irrigation. 
Without that moisture, the orchards would shrivel 
and die. 
   Every time we travel this road, I marvel 
at the contrast between the fruit-producing 
irrigated land and the brown, scorched hills. It 
reminds me of my relationship with Jesus. Apart from 
Him, my life would resemble those sunbaked hills. 
But because He's drawn me into relationship with 
Him, I'm like a well-watered tree that flourishes 
with hope, peace, and joy no matter what adverse 
conditions I face. The more I get to know Him, the more 
I grow in every aspect of my life and the more 
fruit I produce. 
   Jesus is the well that never runs dry. 
Blessed are we when we make Him our hope and 
confidence. by Grace Fox 
   Faith Step: Eat some fresh fruit today - 
a handful of grapes, an apple, a peach, or an 
apricot. As you munch, read Jeremiah 17:5-9 and note 
the contrast between people who follow Jesus and 
those who don't. [Mornings With Jesus 2019 
Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan] 


   Any number of circumstances can unleash a 
flash flood of disappointment in our hearts. For 
the most part, we're able to muster emotional 
strength to stem the tide. But when one bad thing 
piles on top of the next, discouragement begins to 
overwhelm us. We wake up one morning to realize we've 
lost every bright prospect for a better day. 
   When our hopes are tied to our 
circumstances, in the way "life works out," we're bound to 
be disappointed. Because life on this side of 
heaven hardly ever falls together the way we wish, 
plan, or expect. It's a fragile house of cards, 
and we keep praying that nobody bumps the table. 
Real, biblical hope, however, isn't tied to 
circumstances. It is tied to God, the One who never 
changes, who loves us with an everlasting love, who 
promises to work through even hurtful and 
incomprehensible situations for our good, and who has 
reserved our new home with Him in heaven. 
   Lord, the psalmist David reminds me that 
You know how weak I am and You remember I'm only 
made of dust (Psa. 103:14). You know how I so 
foolishly tie my hopes and expectations to temporary, 
passing things. Help me to readjust my heart today. 
Help me to rest my deepest hopes in You. [A 
Spectacle of Glory by Joni Eareckson Tada and Larry 


   Trust Me in every detail of your life. 
Nothing is random in My kingdom. Everything that 
happens fits into a pattern for good, to those who 
love Me. Instead of trying to analyze the 
intricacies of the pattern, focus your energy on 
trusting Me and thanking Me at all times. Nothing is 
wasted when you walk close to Me. Even your 
mistakes and sins can be recycled into something 
good, through My transforming grace.  
   While you were still living in darkness, 
I began to shine the Light of My Presence into 
your sin-stained life. Finally, I lifted you up 
out of the mire into My marvelous Light. Having 
sacrificed My very Life for you, I can be trusted in 
every facet of your life. (Jer. 17:7; Rom. 8:28; 
Psa 40:2; 1 Pet. 2:9) [Jesus Calling by Sarah 


   Our minds cannot be full of God at the 
same time they are full of fear! Dont get lost 
in your troubles. Lift up your eyes! He will 
keep in perfect peace all those who trust in him, 
whose thoughts turn often to the Lord! (Isaiah 
26:3 TLB). 
   Are you troubled, restless, sleepless? 
Then rejoice in the Lords Sovereignty. I dare 
you. I double-dog dare you - to expose your 
worries to an hour of worship. Your concerns will 
melt like ice on an August sidewalk! 
   Jeremiah draws a direct connection 
between faith and peace. Blessed is the man who 
trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord. 
For he shall be like a tree planted by the 
waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, 
and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf 
will be green, and will not be anxious in the 
year of drought (Jeremiah 17:7-8 NKJV). [Max 
Lucado Daily Devotional at maxlucado.com] 


Jeremiah 17:7: Trusting in Man or God? 

Jeremiah 17:7: Postcard From Heaven. 


If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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