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Confidence | Jeremiah 17:5-8 NLT

August 7, 2017
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Confidence | Jeremiah 17:5-8 NLT

This is what the LORD says: “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the LORD. [6] They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness, in an uninhabited salty land. [7] “But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence. [8] 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 17:5-8 NLT


Reflection:

Read Jeremiah 17:5-8 NLT.

Insecurity begins when we fail to trust God because we realize how little control we have over life. What insecurities (fears) can you overcome with confidence in God?

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Russ Ewell serves as Director of BACC Next, where he is tasked with thinking about the future.