"But 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

Ever wondered if you could live a life free from fear and worry? The good news is you can!

Look at this tree, its fruit is not dependent on its external environment, its fruit is dependent on its root system being planted beside a stream of water. No matter what the weather throws at the tree, the tree continues to flourish with green leaves and fruit.

We, like the tree, can equally flourish in every situation and circumstance. We haven’t been promised a life without heat or drought, but we don’t have to let these external influences determine the level of our fruitfulness. Our fruit is also determined by our root.

When we put our trust and confidence in God we are like the tree’s root system being planted beside a stream of water. We don’t have to fear the heat or worry about the drought, we just need to trust Him and rest in His favour and we will flourish in every situation.