“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35, KJV).
In these last few weeks, many have panicked as the stock market has fluctuated up and down and major banks and financial entities have merged or gone under. Investments and savings accumulated during high earning years to provide a safety net in the latter years – gone, or at least greatly diminished.
Without question, these are perilous financial times for our country and serve as a reminder to us that heaven and earth will pass away, but the Word of God will always stand. In His Word, he tells us to "Trust in the Lord with all our hearts, lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths" (Proverbs 3:5-6, KJV).
The truth is that any of us, given the right set of circumstances, could loose every earthly possession in a relatively short period. When loss comes, be it financial, health, or death of family, peace comes through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and through family and friends. Nothing else really matters. Therefore, during these perilous times, stay anchored to Jesus, family, and friends and you will come through all right. Grow these relationships.
Today’s Prayer Thought: “Lord, help me to learn the lessons of life as I, along with those around me, experience these perilous times. Help me to acclaim to the world that my faith is not in man and the things of this world, but in my personal relationship with you. Amen.”