Jeremiah 17:5-8 (NLT)
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.

There verses have no particular reference to any sin in the Israelites life. Instead they are a reminder not to put all trust in a person, but to instead put your full trust in the Lord. People are just instruments of God and it is God who supplies all needs. The Lord compares those who trust in people to those who trust in Him. Those trusting in Him are like flourishing trees, producing fruit and staying rooted firmly. Those not trusting in God are like the shrubs in the dessert, which barely survive.

We see it in the movies all the time. A person trusts someone just to find out they let down or betrayed by them. Some movies are even based on true facts where someone important in a person’s life let them down. But we don’t need a movie to tell us people will let us down. If you are counting on people to be perfect and fill your needs they are going to fail you. This is where trust in the Lord is needed. Even when someone fails us we can trust the Lord that He will use the opportunity to grow us and produce fruit in our lives. God is a never ending supply of fresh water that nourishes us and builds strength in is. Trust in the Lord today with all your heart and soul. Pray God will teach you about His love and faithfulness. Pray you might see the truth that only God is perfect and humanity is flawed. Thank God that he will be with you even when people let you down.