Jeremiah 17:5-8

Be a tree near a stream, not a shrub in the desert

The Lord says, "I will put a curse on people who trust in mere human beings, who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength, and whose hearts have turned away from the Lord. They will be like a shrub in the desert.

They will not experience good things even when they happen. It will be as though they were growing int he desert, in a salt land where no one can live. My bless is on those people who trust in me, who put their confidence in me.

They will be like a tree planted near a stream whose roots spread out toward the water. It has nothing to fear when the heat comes. Its leaves are always green. It has no need to be concerned in a year of drought. It does not stop bearing fruit."