In whom will we trust? Jeremiah makes the choice crystal clear, but not easy. Trust and surrender are where the prophets call us. Trust is a complex decision we make more than once, but the first time we’re aware of trusting God lays the groundwork for a deeper life. It also sets the course for a life of flourishing and peace. Whichever choice we make, whomever we choose to trust, we should know that there will be pain and suffering ahead. But when we choose to trust Christ, we will be like a tree near the water, a tree whose shade comforts and whose roots go deep, a tree that is not fearful or anxious.