“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
who draws strength from mere flesh
and whose heart turns away from the Lord.
That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;
they will not see prosperity when it comes…
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.”
I am sometimes good in the face of trials. The biggies, especially – you know, those all-encompassing and seemingly overwhelming situations that come upon all of us. It’s in those unexpected but everyday-type moments where I’m quicker to fall apart. It sounds a little backward, but I finally figured out the reason. It’s in those bigger events where I am more likely to reach for God’s strength. I tend to assume I can handle what I call the “little” problems on my own. That’s a dangerous mindset to have, isn’t it? My challenge is to stay close to my Heavenly Father all the time, so that He’ll make me better during every kind of trial I face.