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 (anxious) in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. Jeremiah 17:8,9
Those who trust in their own righteousness and strength, and think that they can do without Christ in time of need, make flesh their strength. They cannot, in the arm of flesh, flourish in the things of God or be comforted. Those who make God their Hope, will prosper the Bible says, “Like a tree planted by water.” The roots are fixed in peace and therein, comes solitude and satisfaction of mind. They will not be anxious, worried, or fearful, in the year of drought (distress, devastation or ruin) for God is their Hope.
Blessed, favored, is the man that puts his confidence and assurance in the Lord. To be blessed is to benefit or to be preferred of the Lord as our expectation of Him increases. When we put our trust in the One who knows about tomorrow we stand assured He will take care of us.
Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. Psalm 103:1-5
We cannot hope in the things of this world they soon will fade and pass away but we can trust and rely on Almighty God, Who changes not. Keep in mind the words of this wonderful old song that gives hope to those that are discouraged and strength to the heart that is failing.
God Will Take Care of You
by Civilla D. Martin
Be not dismayed what - e’er betide, God will take care of you.
Beneath His wings of love abide, God will take care of you.
Thro’ days of toil, when heart doth fail, God will take care of you.
When dangers fierce your path assail, God will take care of you.
All you may need He will provide, God will take care of you.
Nothing you ask will be denied, God will take care of you.
No matter what may be the test, God will take care of you.
Lean, weary one, upon His breast, God will take care of you.
God will take care of you. Thro’ every day, o’er all the way,
He will take care of you; God will take care of you.
If you are wondering if God will take care of you, the answer is,”Yes!” Rely on His Word and in His promise to you that He will never leave you or forsake you. It may seem long and hard to bear at times, the feeling this trial will never end, but God will take care of you, you can lean upon Him no matter what the test.