“Freedom is not liberty to do what we want or the absence of distress. Freedom is the deep-seated confidence that God really will provide everything we need.” – Jon Bloom
I’ve been exposed to the sensation of “freedom” based on this definition for the last month now. Provision of all things from toilet paper to a job to sleep to a sack of flour is only due to God placing it in our hands. Even when we work harder than anyone or have all the money in the world, we’re incapable of controlling fate. And the attempt to control leaves us feeling exhausted. But living life with confidence that God will meet our needs no matter what…that feels like flying.
My prayer is that I wouldn’t forget that feeling and live in it more and more each day. I may not get what I want all the time or be free from trial, but no worry or fear is produced from trusting the Lord.
But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. – Jeremiah 17:7-8