Have you been feeling frustrated lately? Empty? Discouraged? Maybe it’s because you’ve been putting your trust in people—especially in yourself. “This is what the Lord says: ‘Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord. He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives’” (Jeremiah 17:5-6). Ugh. It that why I’m so disappointed? Trusting in man?
There’s another option—a better one! “But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He 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). May God give you the grace today to trust in Jesus your Savior and find in him your confidence and strength even in the droughts of life.