21 Day Prayer & Fast 2018: Day 7

TRUST

Jeremiah 17:7-8

“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.  8 They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water.  Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought.  Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.

One definition of trust is assured reliance on character, ability, strength or truth of someone or something.  It’s funny or really not so funny how often I have so little trust in God.  I can talk about it, sing about it, quote scripture, encourage others to trust God but when it comes down to the sticky situations of life, boy, I quickly yank the reigns back and hold on for dear life!  After 2017, I am discovering a whole new level of trust.  I continue to walk through some of the most challenging times of learning to trust, and you know what?  I’m getting stronger. 

The above verses remind us that when we place our trust in the Lord, we will have strong roots.  We will be able to withstand droughts and heat and not only that; we will be healthy & able to bear fruit!  What a beautiful promise.  It reminds me of the story of Joseph when he saved all of Egypt from the famine.  Because he had a lifestyle and track record of listening and trusting the Lord through many hardships, trials and unfair treatment; he was prepared and able to save all of Egypt and his entire family (including the ones who had betrayed him).  When we trust the Lord through our trials and hardships, we get stronger and we develop roots that will carry us through the sorrows and joys of this earthly life. 

As you journey thru the 21 day fast, remember this:

Every time you feel hungry or missing that thing you’re giving up physically, cry out to God trusting that He’s moving in the spiritual realm.

More than your physical body needs and wants food, your spiritual body needs and wants Jesus to sustain & fill you. 

Take courage,

Sarah