Jeremiah 17:5-8 (AMP)
5 Thus says the Lord: Cursed [with great evil] is the strong man who trusts in and relies on frail man, making weak [human] flesh his arm, and whose mind and heart turn aside from the Lord.
6 For he shall be like a shrub or a person naked and destitute in the desert; and he shall not see any good come, but shall dwell in the parched places in the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.
7 [Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is.
8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit.
If we trust in people, others or ourselves, we will end up with a life that is not blessed. We cannot put our trust in weak human flesh – even when it is our own flesh. People are people and we need to expect them to behave that way and not to be perfect.
No matter what comes in life, God will work it out in our lives but in order to endure life we need to be planted deeply in God – trust and know that He is working in your life. If we want to know the Word, we need to study it for ourselves – we must strive to know the Word better than Satan does. The more we know the Word the deeper our roots grow.
A tree that is rooted deeply and continue to grows, continues to yield fruit. That’s what we do when we are like trees planted deeply with God.