Yesterday I emailed our financial guy hoping he’d tell me that our tiny bundle of savings was still intact after last week’s market tumble.
I had overheard something about the Chinese stock market crashing and crude oil plummeting, which apparently sent investors scrambling.
His secretary emailed me right away saying, “he’s in meetings all day and will be in touch.”
Well, so far there’s been no call. No email. No word.
Am I worried? Not really. We’ve been through this before. Maybe you have too.
The truth is … even if we look to experts and read all the up-to-date money management articles, no one can predict the unpredictable. No investment is 100% guaranteed. No strategy is foolproof.
But I’m hopeful. Very hopeful!
Why? Because I know God’s got this and I don’t have to worry. This tiny bundle in our retirement account belongs to Him. So does everything else we have.
After many years of marriage, raising kids and watching the economy rise and fall, I’ve learned that my only security … my only 100% guarantee is in God alone.
In Christ I have 24 hour access to every spiritual blessing in Heaven. It’s the greatest 401-K plan ever!!
Several years ago, our family hit rock bottom in our finances. You can read about our story today at Encouragement For Today.
I’m not going to sugar coat the truth. Things were tough. Really. Tough.
I remember sobbing like a baby the day we had to leave our house and hand the keys over to the new owners.
I remember hard conversations with clients who owed us money and couldn’t pay their bills either.
I remember sleepless nights when I tossed and turned, wondering if things would ever get better.
God caught every tear. Heard every conversation. Watched every sleepless night.
And just when we thought the bottom was falling out beneath us, His strong arms reached down and rescued us.
I remember the day the envelope arrived. It was from our largest creditor. I figured it was another statement painfully reminding us how much we owed.
Instead it was a miracle. A big fat blessing from God, taken directly from our spiritual 401-K plan in Heaven.
Not how we had imagined. Way more than we had ever dreamed.
Our creditor was releasing us completely from the debt we owed.
No questions asked.
To this day I choke back tears thinking about it. God took our not-enough and multiplied it into more than enough for His glory and our gain. God’s rescue and release plan freed us and He can do the same for you!
Are you facing a tough situation today? Do you feel like the bottom is falling out beneath you?
I understand. I’ve been there. And I can tell you with all the confidence my heart will muster, that if you put your trust in God He will rescue you from your situation.
It may not happen the way you plan or come at the time you think is best, but God is never late in rescuing His children. His timing is always perfect and purposeful.
God’ provisions are abundant and His compassion towards you is endless.
Despite the surmountable odds you may be facing today, God is greater than all of them combined. He is your assurance. He is your 100% guarantee.
Continue praying, believing and asking God to do the impossible. Wait patiently for Him to rescue you and watch as He takes your not-enough and multiplies it into more than enough.
And when He does all these things be sure to celebrate big with a shout-out praise and give Him all the glory!