blessed are those who trust in the Lord
& have made the Lord their hope & confidence.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
with roots that reach down into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat
or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green,
& they go right on producing delicious fruit.
Jeremiah 17:7 - 8 (NLT)
There is a n uncanny peaceful, chill quality of life in those who have realistic faith in the Lord.
They are people who have tapped into a force, a power, a something that is unshakeable,
a something that is lodged DEEP into the very core of their being, at the very base of who & what they are.
They are people who don't come apart at the seams when things get tough.
They have an uncanny sense of assurance that comes from both within themselves but whose origins are outside them.
doesn't matter if their world falls apart, or at least seems to, or if
everything & everyone in their life seems to be crazy.
They just keep on keeping on, with an inner strength that isn't overwhelming, but is constant & rock solid.
no matter what happens, they exhibit a Christ-like attitude & love
that is a positive influence & and a source of quiet inspiration to
Jeremiah 17:7 - 8 (the dan waits 21st century revised reversed wordy overkill version)