“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.”
The “but” is preceded in verse 5 by “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh, and whose heart turns away from the Lord.”
Old Testament, New Testament, the message is a drum beat: Trust in the Lord, Trust in the Lord, Trust in the Lord, Trust in the Lord. Do not trust in you, but have faith in the Lord. His ways are not our ways. His plans for us are greater than our plans for us. His love for us is greater than our love for us. His wisdom and knowledge is greater than ours. He is perfect and we’re not.
The drum beat goes on but we march to the beat of a different drummer. Old Testament, New Testament, we march to the world by choice, not by necessity. Prophet after prophet after savior we march in defiance, seemingly ignorant of the consequences. It’s not ignorant, it’s arrogant.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart soul and mind. Bring Him to your day, bring your day to Him, so that the ‘God of hope fills you with joy and peace as you trust him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit’ (paraphrased from Romans 15:13).
The beat goes on, the sun rises and sets, a day passes, then another, marching closer to His return. Our parade of life has a destination and a purpose. Have faith, follow His lead.
Be blessed, trust in the Lord, be blessed, trust in the Lord, be blessed, trust in the Lord, be blessed, trust in the Lord.