TODAY’S MEDITATION – Are you satisfied with being unfruitful? (Jeremiah 17:5-8)

There are two kinds of people out there: those who trust in human beings and those who trust in the Lord. If we would find this contrast only in the unbelievers, it would be understandable. My brother, my sister, who do you trust in?

You see, the people of Judah were trusting in false gods and military alliances instead of God, and thus they were barren and unfruitful. In contrast, those who trust in the Lord flourish like trees planted along a riverbank (Psalm 1). The main problem is that we tend to forget that God is not interested in earthly, material, visible things. That is the reason why many believers have the feeling that they are not flourishing. Today, let me remind you that, God works at the backstage, within you, giving you resources that are not palpable but yet efficient. For example, in times of trouble, those who trust in human beings will be impoverished and spiritually weak, so they will have no strength to drawn on. However, those who trust in the Lord will always have abundant strength, not only for their own needs, and even for the needs of others.

Now this is my question to you: are you satisfied with being unfruitful, or do you, like a well-watered tree, have strength for times of crisis and even some to share as you bear fruit for the Lord? My friend, unless you are in trouble and the waves and tides come against you, you would not know if you trust in yourself, human beings or the Lord. So, glorify God for the waves and tides in your life, as they reveal to you how deep your trust in Him is or if you are satisfied with being unfruitful or else if you find enough strength in the Lord to stand firm in your faith. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.