“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
Who are the blessed? There are people who regard the blessed lot as lucky persons because they get what they want without having to work for it and they live a comfortable and easy life. In perspective, as long as we have this breath of life, our life will be filled with ups and downs, joy and sorrow, good and bad things. Besides, we either have our dream fulfilled or face disappointment.
So, what does it mean if as a result of our belief in God we are blessed? For those who put their trust in God, they are blessed because they know for certain that God is in control and everything that happens is not without God’s consent and whatever the outcome, is for the benefit of those who trust Him wholeheartedly.
When we are in a difficult situation, blessing comes in the form of strength and wisdom from God; when we are going through a dry patch in life or are facing heat because of growing crisis, knowing God is with us is a blessing. As we draw on living water in God, the deeper our root is, the more refreshed we shall be. Moreover, for those who put their trust in God, they will be blessed with a fruitful life.
May the word of God encourage us to develop our spiritual life so that our relationship with God will be strengthened, and we shall have no fear when facing scorching heat or drought. With God as our focus, we shall be fruitful and through us, His name will be glorified.