Cursed or Blessed?

How does one know they are blessed or cursed? many times in the culture and background I am from normally people like to associate this with what is going on in ones life, for instance if someone experiences loss or failure they are deemed cursed, whereas someone who flourishes is said to be blessed. Some even take it a step further and say that if a person is cursed they need to take some steps to be freed from the curse, now I believe that curses are very real and should not be taken lightly however the Bible distinguishes between a cursed and blessed man quite differently than the world defines it.

See the world defines a cursed person by the actions that happen to them and a blessed person because of something good that happens in their lives, but this is quite incorrect because all people, believers and non-believers experience good and bad moments in their lives. I find it funny that a person could be applauded and said to be blessed in one day when things seem to be going well for them, and then the day after be called cursed when they experiencing hardships. But thank God for His Word that is so true and reliable to make sense in the midst of the worlds confusion.

Jeremiah 17: 5-6 -> Thus says the Lord: ” Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land”.

Jeremiah 17: 7-8 -> “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not stop to bear fruit.”

I love how God chose to do this comparison and make it so practical using the tree and shrub as an expression. What stood out to me the most is how God defined a cursed and blessed man by who they choose to put their trust in. A person putting their trust in human beings or their flesh is cursed and experiences regress and disappointment because man are powerless, they are bound to disappoint you because they are flawed. I have done this and in some seasons in my life especially when I experience fear I resort to putting my trust in my flesh because I love control, but I thank God for helping me to release control over to Him and experience the joy of putting my trust completely in Him.

We as humans like to go to other people for help and trust in them to redeem us or change our circumstances but all this has proven to make us fail dismally over and over again, I have experienced constant disappointment when I put my trust in people and this is on me because when I choose to trust in God He never disappoints me, even in His Word He promises that those who put their trust in the Lord will never be disappointed in Isaiah 49.

The Lord sends people to help us yes, but He helps us through them. We thank them for allowing God to use them for our help but we do not put our trust in them because sooner or later they are bound to disappoint us as they are flawed human beings.

So God I pray that You help me put my complete trust in You God, You Alone for You promised to never disappoint me because even when I experience disappointment in my life I can count on you to use them for my good, In Jesus’ Wonderful Name Amen.

2 Replies to “Cursed or Blessed?”

  1. I believe we are all blessed there is no such thing that people are referring to as cursed because to some situation when we are rejected, disregarded and unsuccessful in some cases it is referred to as being cursed we or they are looking it at a different perspective whereby in all those aspect we are blessed to be rejected ,unsuccessful whereby it is in our better interest that we are rejected from some good things to better infinitically good things.

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