Jeremiah 17: 7-10 (NLT)

  
Trusting in the Lord means making Him our hope and confidence. This leads to the appearance of green leaves and fruit- evidence that our spiritual life is flourishing even when the circumstances appear to be drought-filled!!-Teresa

“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.

9 “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things,

    and desperately wicked.

    Who really knows how bad it is?

10 But I, the Lord, search all hearts

    and examine secret motives.

I give all people their due rewards,

    according to what their actions deserve.”

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