Jeremiah 17:7 – But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. True blessedness is a state of real joy and happiness in spite of circumstances and situations. This state of being happy even in complicated circumstances and cloudy situations come from the Lord who is able to see His children through all these difficulties. He takes them through the eye of the problem without getting hurt. He takes away their fears and anxieties as they go through rough weather because they are in His hands as they pass through it. He is with them and He strengthens them with His power and grace to go through tough patches in life. This state of peace and calm in times of difficulties comes only from knowing who we trust and in whom we put our confidence. The Lord rules and overrules all our situations and circumstances, so we can put all our trust in Him with the greatest confidence. Our trust in such times cannot be shaken by events around us no matter how fierce it might appear. So whether there is storm, thunder, waves or wind, we will not see these as hindering forces, because we see the Lord in the midst of it all. He is the bright ray of hope in the darkest clouds and thickest fog of life. His power is greater than tsunami or earth quake which shakes the very foundation of human confidence in technology, architecture, assets of massive value, powerful positions and great circle of influential friends. When all of these move away in the wake of unexpected calamities, the never changing and every present Lord is out there for us, with us and around us. Such knowledge and resultant confidence in Him make us truly blessed and happy people.
Dear friend, it is probable that you are surrounded by difficult and thoroughly unstable situations of multiple kinds which threaten to devour you. When you look at these circumstances and what it might do to you, it would drain you of your courage and confidence. But there is no need to be alarmed about it because the Lord of the universe who has His hands on the control panel of this universe is with you. What He does in this world today is a great message for those who conspire and plot against the sovereignty of the Lord and try to make this world a better place with their technology and knowledge. He is telling them to trust Him and put their confidence in Him. It is also a message of confirmation to God’s people not to be afraid even in the midst of catastrophes and calamities, but to know that the Lord is still the one who is in ultimate charge of this universe. Today He speaks to His children every where to put their faith, trust and hope in Him and live with confidence in life. So whether there is calamity in and around us or in the world as a whole, these need not shock us, but lead us to praise Him that in the midst of all these difficulties around us, He looks after us so well. His power and servants like wind and the waves are working for us and not against us. Above all, He gives us His grace to see all that is happening around us through His eyes and keep trusting Him and continue to praise Him. It is this privilege to put all our situations into His hands and be confident that makes us truly blessed people. Let us today thank the Lord for making us truly blessed and happy people.
Absolute trust in the Lord takes away any trace of fear or anxiety and gives great confidence even in the worst of situations to lead His children to real happiness.