Jer. 17:8,9 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit. Trust can be a big deal. People have to earn our trust in order for us to believe what they say, open our hearts, and put confidence in them. Trust is not something to be taken lightly. How many people have been burned, cheated and greatly disappointed because they put their trust in something or someone that was not reliable and trustworthy. Our God is not like man. He is truth and He cannot lie. He is faithful and can be trusted with our very lives. No matter what you are going through, no matter how difficult or dark the circumstances, put your trust in God. In so doing, your roots grow deeper, your hope grows stronger and you will find that you will tap into the river of life that is only found in Him.