“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD.
Jeremiah 17:7 NKJV
Blessed, trust and hope
Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and you perish in your rebellion, when His wrath ignites in an instant. Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, who has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood!
For You are my hope, O Lord GOD, my confidence from my youth.
O LORD of Hosts, how blessed is the man who trusts in You!
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
Whoever heeds instruction will find success, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
For I will surely rescue you so that you do not fall by the sword. Because you have trusted in Me, you will escape with your life like a spoil of war, declares the LORD.”
Nebuchadnezzar declared, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him. They violated the king’s command and risked their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:5-11 He who puts confidence in man, shall be like the heath in a desert, a naked tree, a sorry shrub, the product of barren ground, useless and worthless. Those who trust to their own righteousness and strength, and think they can do without Christ, make flesh their arm, and their souls cannot prosper in graces or comforts. Those who make God their Hope, shall flourish like a tree always green, whose leaf does not wither. They shall be fixed in peace and satisfaction of mind; they shall not be anxious in a year of drought. Those who make God their Hope, have enough in him to make up the want of all creature-comforts. They shall not cease from yielding fruit in holiness and good works. The heart, the conscience of man, in his corrupt and fallen state, is deceitful above all things. It calls evil good, and good evil; and cries peace to those to whom it does not belong. Herein the heart is desperately wicked; it is deadly, it is desperate. The case is bad indeed, if the conscience, which should set right the errors of other faculties, is a leader in the delusion. We cannot know our own hearts, nor what they will do in an hour of temptation. Who can understand his errors? Much less can we know the hearts of others, or depend upon them. He that believes God’s testimony in this matter, and learns to watch his own heart, will find this is a correct, though a sad picture, and learns many lessons to direct his conduct. But much in our own hearts and in the hearts of others, will remain unknown. Yet whatever wickedness there is in the heart, God sees it. Men may be imposed upon, but God cannot be deceived. He that gets riches, and not by right, though he may make them his hope, never shall have joy of them. This shows what vexation it is to a worldly man at death, that he must leave his riches behind; but though the wealth will not follow to another world, guilt will, and everlasting torment. The rich man takes pains to get an estate, and sits brooding upon it, but never has any satisfaction in it; by sinful courses it comes to nothing. Let us be wise in time; what we get, let us get it honestly; and what we have, use it charitably, that we may be wise for eternity.
God surely knows talk is cheap and action is dear. He also uses circumstances and tests us to find out what kind of metal, or plastic, that we are made of.
We must exercise and muster up the legitimate and overcoming faith to fully trust in God. We just need to go confidently in the direction of our dreams that are good and of God. This is Godfidence.
We should will ourself to trust and obey because there is no other way (that is worthy). Let’s take heed if the Scriptures both when convenient and otherwise for His ways are beyond us.
LORD, I seek Thee now: Your presence, Your care and Your unyielding love. You know my needs. My confidence is in You. Give me the wit and strength to do all i can and the peace to trust in You during and from there.