Wow, it really feels like I haven't posted in forever, and I'm sorry if that bothers anyone, but I don't want my posts to be empty either. I want to be blessing and so I desire that what I do share is meaningful and encouraging. But on to what I had to share.
"Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. For he shall be like a heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"
This was an awesome encouragement to me. This week has really been a challenge in putting my trust in the Lord and He's had to remind me many times that He is God. He holds the whole universe in His hand so He can take care of my troubles. He is faithful, and having begun a good work, he will bring it to completion. Often we get so caught up in our problems that we fail to see "when good cometh" and we don't realize that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We don't notice that every day we are coming closer to the end. But blessed are we when we put our trust in the Lord, our salvation and deliverer, for then we will grow and bring forth much fruit. We can later thank and praise the Lord for that trial and the good work that He accomplished. I think we need to come to realize that God really does work in mysterious ways. He is not a God of logic and doesn't abide by rules and formulas but rather does as He pleases. I've noticed lately by looking at the course of events that have taken place in my life this past year and how it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. And yet at the same time, if even just one small event had been different, it would dramatically change where I am today and all the blessings and opportunities that God has granted.
Praise His holy name for He is worthy of all glory and honour.