Blessed is he who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is in the Lord alone. He shall be like a tree planted by waters, sending forth its roots by a stream: it does not sense the coming of the heat, its leaves are ever fresh; it has no care in a year of drought, it does not cease to yield fruit.

Jeremiah 17:7-8

Let us be like the trees which stretch toward the sky above, but plunge their roots into the depths below.

Let us send our roots to a stream of living water, for whoever goes to the living waters will never thirst.  Whoever approaches the Lord, the Fount of living waters (17:13), will have his eternal yearning sated and his hunger filled.

Whoever turns to God in all things will never be put to shame. Those who hope in His name and let go of those binds which fetter will not be disappointed.

Let us be the wise man who builds his house upon God, who is our “rock, fortress, and rescuer” (Psalm 18:3).

Do not fear the “terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day,” for God will “charge His angels to guard you wherever you go, and on their palms they will carry you, lest your foot strike against a stone” (91:5, 11-12). Take the leap and dare to live out the dreams which haunt you; for only once you let go and plunge headfirst into the void will the angels carry you across.

And God reminds the one who trusts wholeheartedly in Him: “Because he is devoted to Me I will deliver him; I will keep him safe, for he knows My name. When he calls on Me, I will answer him; I will be with him in distress; I will rescue him and make him honored; I will let him live to a ripe old age, and show him My salvation” (91: 14-16).

When we look at ourselves in the mirror, and we see staring back at us a human overcome by his own weaknesses, let us then face God and ask Him to deliver us.

Every moment we should strive to thank God and place all our troubles upon Him. When we are in distress, we should call upon the Lord, and from His temple He will hear us and rescue us (Psalm 18:7).

For at the very moment we take the proverbial leap of faith into the unknown, God will be there, waiting for us.

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