Updated: Dec 18, 2019
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. 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. Jeremiah 17:7-8 NLT
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. Do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. Matthew 3:7-10 NIV
"As we age through life we taught and tested. We go through the process of growth, yielding fruit in some seasons and changes leaves in others. Nevertheless, the purpose of the process is to teach us how to take root a strong tree and produce good fruits. On the other hand, we can only successfully learn this process by trusting in God and putting our hopes in His principles and procedures, policies and practices. It is only when we rely on His instructions of change that we are then made capable of taking root and yielding good fruits endlessly, no matter the weather. "
Because God is all knowing, and the creator of time who sits in the center of time conducting life as it moves through time - he alone has all the answers we ever need. Trusting him isn't easy but possible. When someone ask "what does trusting him mean" my only reply is simply - relying on His words of instruction or encouragement to be your fulfillment. That means being confidence enough to go to God without shadow of doubt that He has a solution. Once you confidently believe his instruction works then you can properly implement them in your life. The goal of a strong tree is not to just be planted and bear fruit. On the contrary, similar to meat, we like out fruit to be appropriately seasoned. In other words, we all want good fruit. Nothing ill prepared or raw, and nothing overdone or weathered. But how do we produce good fruit? Good roots. Often times, people base their perspective and expectations of us on our leaves - the outer appearance. Even Jesus was fooled by a tree that yielded leaves but no fruit in the right season. Yet our roots, play a vital roll in our identity because it is the foundation of who we are. Deep roots make it easier for some to gain more water nutrients to grow taller, and stronger. The more you absorb, the more likely your ability to endure the seasons, take the heat, and keep producing good fruit. You're no longer bother by droughts because the process has taught you how to abstain, how to maintain, and be sustained.