Jeremiah 17:5-8 5 This is what the Lord says: “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord. 6 They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness, in an uninhabited salty land. 7 “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. 8 They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.

We have all heard it over and over right? That we need to trust in God and not in man. But how many of us actually exercise it? Trust is easily broken. We can trust for many years, decades even and in minutes that trust can come crumbling down. Then we try to pick up the pieces in the hopes of putting it all back together again.

If only it can be as easily done. But it’s not.

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Trusting in God is wiser. Trusting in men almost always results in heart ache and pain. It gives a terrible stress to the body. Giving you all manners of sickness and disease.

You may be convinced about the wisdom of trusting in God rather than men, but when the going gets tough, we still succumb to trusting in man–ourselves. However good we feel about ourselves, it will be difficult to not do our own thing when it goes down the line. Hello? YOU are still a man. YOU don’t trust other men but you will always go back your own self–which, without belaboring the point–still man.

We need teach ourselves the difference. We need to unlearn things that the world has taught us and go back into trusting God who will not fail us. As God told Jeremiah, trusting in Him provides a strong foundation that is not easily shaken or uprooted by a storm. Even in the midst of scarcity, trusting in God produces patience and perseverance knowing full well that God will see us through.