Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. – Jeremiah 17:7-8

There’s been so much fear and apprehension about the economic situation in the world. Some of the erstwhile biggest and richest multinational corporations have gone bankrupt, and the economies of several nations are still groaning with the pangs of the global recession. Indeed, so much has happened in the last decade to warrant such concerns.

But if you’re born again you don’t need to fear or fret, for you play by a different set of rules. Thus the economic crunch and hardship that affect the peoples of the world ought not to overthrow you. In the midst of the recession you can have increasing prosperity, for that’s the life you’ve been called to. The Bible says, “When men are cast down, thou shalt say, there is lifting up…” (Job 22:29)

Our opening scripture lets us know that the man whose trust is in the Lord is blessed, and shall be as a tree planted by the waters. He shall not be anxious or full of care in the year of drought, times of recession, scarcity or austerity! Rather, he’ll keep yielding fruit. In other words, he’ll have increasing prosperity. This is akin to Job 22:24, “Then shalt thou layup gold as dust…” You well know that the most dust is found in the dry season, and in the world today, many have referred to the economy as dry. But the Spirit of God is telling you that even as the dust is hard to keep away in the dry season, so is your prosperity – it’s ever increasing!

You might wonder, “Is this truly possible?” Sure it is! It’s right in the Word. Take some time today to carefully meditate on what we read in our opening scripture, for it reveals the true picture of your prosperity (if you’re born again).

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Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for blessing me with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places, in Christ Jesus. You’ve brought me to my place of wealth and prosperity, therefore the heat in the land does not affect me; rather, I flourish as the tree by the rivers of water. I’m bringing forth fruits, in season and out of season! Thank you for bringing me into a life of ever-increasing prosperity!

Further Study

Psalm 1:3 – And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.