This is my new favorite song.
A CNN article this week said that 8 out of 10 Americans were stressed because of the economy.
As Christians we don't have to be in the 8. We can be in the 2. We don't have to look to the economy, our jobs, the stock market, government, or even the next president to solve our financial problems. Instead, we need to remember, as the Psalmist did in Psalm 16:1 "That God is our refuge & strength, an ever present help in trouble."
I have alluded some to the difficulties of the last 6 years. Many of those difficulties have been financial problems with the business. At one point, we were even in danger of losing our home to the IRS. But, God has never let us down. We were able to get a loan for the exact amount we needed to pay off the IRS. The exact amount that we had asked the bank to loan us a year and a half before that they turned down.
This was not a problem that man could solve. Only God could.
Could God have given that loan to us the first time?
But there was so much I learned during the process that I would not have learned any other way. I have learned the truth that God is an ever present help in trouble. And I have learned how trustworthy He really is.
So, my dear friend, if you are in the 8 today, please know that God is bigger than any problem you are facing. He is "Mighty to Save". And He will save you. It may not look like you want it to look. It may not feel like you want it to feel. But, He will save you!
What do you do in the meantime? What do you do in the fire?
Hold onto His promises. Remember Deuteronomy 31:8, "The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
There have been many other verses that I have held onto over the last 6 years. But the following one speaks volumes to me about the character of God & how much He loves us, His children:
"I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread." Psalm 37:24-26.
So, my dear friend, hold on this morning because weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning(Psalm 30:5, NKJV) And oh my friend, what JOY it is.
Take care & have a blessed Saturday---not worrying!
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