Faith

Faith Quote

“Trust is not a passive state of mind. It is a vigorous act of the soul by which we choose to lay hold on the promises of God and cling to them despite the adversity that at times seeks to overwhelm us.”
(Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts)

Faith. Trust. Confidence. That’s what we’re exploring this week in lots of ways. I hope you’ll join me.

Following,
Ginger

Roots by the Stream

“Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.  They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. 
It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. 
It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8, NIV

con·fi·dence

noun

1.full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliabilityof a person or thing: We have every confidence in their ability tosucceed.
2. belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance: His lack of confidencedefeated him.
3. certitude; assurance: He described the situation with suchconfidence that the audience believed him completely.

Root

noun

1. a part of the body of a plant that develops, typically, from the radicle and grows downward into the soil, anchoring the plant and absorbing nutriment and moisture.

It’s time to check our roots.

Following,

Ginger