Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit. -(Jeremiah 17:7-8 NKJV)

When I read these scriptures, I find that they closely parallel the words in Psalm 1. Truly when we put our trust in the Lord and meditate on His Word, then we are fruitful and productive, even when the circumstances around us are falling apart.

Jeremiah lived in a day when the people worshiped idols. Even when Jeremiah knew that an enemy kingdom was soon to overwhelm Israel, he kept fresh and alive in God. There may have been drought AROUND him, but there was no drought IN him.

When at one time I found my circumstances very overwhelming, I said to the Lord, “What’s wrong with my life? I just want to run away and change my name.” The Lord answered, “This is not the time for ‘isolation;’ this is the time for ‘insulation’ with the Word. A right heart can overcome bad circumstances.” I insulated my thought-life with His Word, and soon my circumstances became fruitful.

Dear Father,

Don’t let us put our trust in natural things, but let us put our trust in You, our Supernatural God. Turn our times of drought into times of fruitfulness.