"But blessed are those who trust in the LORD
and have made the LORD their hope and confidence.
They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat
or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green,
and they never stop producing fruit."
Do you ever find yourself saying something like "I'm doing fine, under the circumstances"? These verses paint a picture of life despite circumstances. Heat and drought do not bother the tree that has roots that reach deep into the water. You become like such a tree by complete trust in God, by looking to God alone for your hope and confidence. When something happens that could disturb you, you sink your roots a little deeper into the character of God. You lean on the truth of his rock-solid trustworthiness. And you find yourself unshakable, fruitful.