Thriving and Trusting

But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God.
I will always trust in God’s unfailing love.
Psalm 52:8, NLT*

This verse sounds like a prayer. It’s not how I am, but it’s how I want to be.

To thrive… when I feel God’s presence I feel my soul thriving.

To trust… when I think of trusting in God’s love, I think security, soul-rest in Him, confidence, necessarily in the physical sense but definitely in the spiritual.

Sometimes we have to trust Him in the darkness. We can choose to trust that He is still nurturing us.

Creator and Sustainer God, plant me like an olive tree in Your presence, so that I can’t wander away from You. Help me always trust and remember Your unfailing love, so I can thrive in Your care.

Here’s one of my favourite classic Newsboys songs: “Thrive”.

*New Living Translation (NLT)Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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