Placing our hope and confidence in anything but God, is like expecting a tree to flourish in a barren desert. But placing our hope in the Lord changes everything.
The human heart cannot thrive without something to hope for; without someone to place our confidence. God alone is able to perfectly fill both needs. Placing our hope and confidence in Him will flourish our spiritual lives.
"Blessed are those who place their trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by heat or worried by months of drought. Their leaves stay green and they go right on producing delicious fruit." Jeremiah 17: 7-8