The Midweek Push: Do Not Fear the Heat

“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.” – Jeremiah 7:7-8 [ESV]

Life gets rough. Circumstances come, sometimes through our own foolishness or failures; other times through no fault of our own, but simply because we live in a sinful, imperfect world.

But the LORD wants us to keep our gaze fixed on Him, not our circumstances.  Troubles come and go.  Problems rise and fall.

But God… He never changes.  He is the one trustworthy constant we have.

And the LORD says don’t worry.  Don’t sit and stew over circumstances.  Instead, pray.  Look to God.  Wait expectantly on the LORD.  He has a plan.  He will move when His time right.  And He will use whatever you’re facing to grow you stronger.

Think about Peter, walking across the Sea of Galilee in the midst of a raging storm.  He was walking to Christ and, as long as Peter kept his eyes on Jesus, he stayed upright.

But as soon as Peter switched his attention from the LORD to the storm, he started to drown.

And yet, who saved Peter?  That’s right: Jesus.

When the heat is on, and life looks bleak, don’t look at your troubles.  Look to God.  Fix your gaze on the One Who saved you, Who never eaves or abandon you,  Who sees you through every trial.

Tell God your troubles.  Ask for His help and guidance.  Keep the faith and trust that He’s going to do what needs to be done in His time.

And, until then, He will sustain and carry you.  God is your Father.  And He loves you beyond comprehension!

(c) 2019 by Chris Courtney.  All rights reserved.

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