Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.
— Jeremiah 17:7
Did you know we are blessed for our confidence? As we trust Jesus with our lives, he blesses us and makes our paths straight (see Proverbs 4:25-27).
What are the perks of trusting in Jesus? The Bible says we “will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit” ( Jeremiah 17:8).
Trees can withstand the fiercest of storms. We can, too. Although it doesn’t feel like it at the time, Jesus blesses us to endure. “Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything” ( James 1:4).
What about the trials that turn into tragedy? Jesus told his disciples in Mark 4:35 to “go over to the other side.” He knew they would encounter a storm. “A furious squall ca ...
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