Jeremiah 17:5-9 NCV

5 This is what the Lord says: "A curse is placed on those who trust other people, who depend on humans for strength, who have stopped trusting the Lord.
6 They are like a bush in a desert that grows in a land where no one lives, a hot and dry land with bad soil. They don't know about the good things God can give.
7 "But the person who trusts in the Lord will be blessed. The Lord will show him that he can be trusted.
8 He will be strong, like a tree planted near water that sends its roots by a stream. It is not afraid when the days are hot; its leaves are always green. It does not worry in a year when no rain comes; it always produces fruit.
9 "More than anything else, a person's mind is evil and cannot be healed. No one truly understands it.