Jeremiah 17:7 declares, “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD and whose hope the LORD is.” This truth is supported by many similar statements in other passages of Scripture (Ps. 2:12; 40:4; 84:12). The blessedness of the man who has confidence in the Lord is illustrated numerous ways in God's Word. He is blessed in having his physical needs supplied. While God has made the earth productive to provide food for all his creatures (Ps. 104:27, 28), those who trust Him and pray each day for their daily bread (Matt. 6:11) are indeed blessed.
One who trusts the Lord is also blessed because he has One greater than he upon whom he can cast all of his burdens and cares. Life is very difficult at times and so many people carry heavy burdens by themselves, not knowing the Lord and how to take their cares to Him. One who trusts Him heeds the admonition to “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to me moved” (Psalm 55:22). It is a blessing to be able to cast all your cares upon the Lord, knowing that He cares for you (1 Pet. 5:7).
The greatest blessedness trusting the LORD brings is the assurance that one has eternal life. “Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. . .” (1 John 5:1). Believing, as used here, is not just accepting a fact; it is trusting. Having been born of God spiritually, the child of God believes Jesus is the Christ and trusts Him and Him alone for salvation. The believer has passed from death unto life (John 5:24). He is blessed in knowing his sins are forgiven and no sin is imputed to or charged against him (Rom. 4:7, 8). He knows that, should his life end today, he will go to be with the Lord (Phil 1:23). Do you have this assurance? Anyone who trusts the Lord will experience this blessed assurance.
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