Many people today trust man for money, jobs, their health, and barely acknowledge or give God the time of day. Do you want to thrive or just survive? Do you believe in God and if so do you live for Him as you should? Is the only time you want to attend church on Christmas and Easter or perhaps you go to church weekly as sort of a way to 'punch a ticket' getting nothing from the service? To be more like God you have to get to know Him and spend time with Him and to "thrive" you have to stay connected to the vine.(see John chapter 15).
Psalm 1:1-3 says " Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers. " To be planted firmly in the Lord we are to operate in God's kingdom not being bothered by the things going on around us. God has a plan. He does not want us to just fold up and not pray and not care but He wants you to trust and not be afraid.
In the world today we need God more than ever. I do not see how someone can get through hard times without leaning on Jesus. In Jeremiah 17:5-6 it says" Thus says the LORD,
"Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD."For he will be like a bush in the desert And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt without inhabitant."
Where are you today? God is waiting. He loves you and wants you to be with you on a daily basis.
PRAYER: Father today we thankyou for your word,the Bible, where we get insights in to how to live and how to stand up against the evil in our world caused by Satan. Help us desire you with our whole heart. Forgive us when we have ignored you. Give us a thirst for your word. In Jesus Name Amen.