“You think, ‘This can’t be happening.’ What is secure anymore.” That was the tearful response of a widow. She had lost a third of her income during the worldwide financial crisis of 2008. When stocks in her trusted bank failed. Her story was reported in the Wall Street Journal. Tragedy and hard times always jolt us. Our best plans and hopes can be shattered by events beyond our control. It is prudent to remember that there is only one source of true security in our changing world. Paul, in the New Testament reminds us not to “trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.” And while going through hard times, we do well to imitate King David, who, while going through a very dangerous and difficult time in his life ” encouraged himself in the Lord His God.” He drew strength not from his circumstances, but from His God.
Pastor Alex Rockwell