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Blessed are those who trust is in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.”     (Jeremiah 17: 7)

I have always loved the above scripture. As we begin a New Year we can reflect upon these words for they can bring comfort and peace in the face of uncertainty as we wait upon the Lord for the fulfillment of our dreams.

The scripture has two thoughts for me. One, we are to trust IN the Lord, and secondly, that our trust IS the Lord. To experience the new life and grace available to us IN the Lord we most certainly need to connect with all the power and possibility that IS the Lord. It may be a subtle distinction, but one that is so powerful.

We all have times of uncertainty, and maybe even discord, as we seek to make decisions about our lives and our futures. Which choice should we make, what road do we take as we reach that fork in the highway, where will we find that place that will ultimately bring us the most fulfilling outcome?

We will always have decisions to make. We will always have before us a future that is not always crystal clear. Our scripture reminds us that our trust is IN the Lord and that our trust IS the Lord. We can rely on the presence and power of God to direct us in our decision-making and we can do so knowing that God has placed us on an exciting new journey of discovery that will always be for our highest good.

Most often I find that the clearest way to making new decisions and choices is found in entering the silence, that beautiful, wondrous place within where God dwells in all of Spirit’s fullness and glory. From that place of peace God is revealed to us, through us and as us. Our trust IS the Lord now and always.

Affirmation: “I place my trust in the divine presence of the Lord and clarity, peace and right outcomes are revealed.”

Rev. Jefferson Beeker


We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.

Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.

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