Bailout plan fails. God doesn’t.

The bailout plan failed.  The Dow suffered its worst drop ever.  Yet, so many of you told me yesterday how you are expecting good things from God – and how you are enjoying His presence more than ever. 

I can’t tell you the countless number of people I’ve talked to who are going through some tough stuff.  Some are dissatisfied with where they are in life.  Some are surrendering different things to God.  And, all are praying for His direction and His peace.  And, in spite of the economy’s financial instability, dissatisfaction in careers, struggles in relationships, every single person has hope. 

I don’t enjoy financially difficult times.  I certainly didn’t enjoy a divorce.  Tough times are, well, tough.  But, I have to admit.  It is during these tough times and trials that we realize our need for God. 

If life was always easy – if we never walked through one single valley – would we realize how much we need a Savior? 

Perhaps that’s why scripture tell us to REJOICE in tribulation.  It produces perseverance.  Perseverance produces character.  And character produces HOPE.  

It’s during these times that we fall into the arms of our Father.  We fall into His love.  And, we fall into His peace.  And, we can’t help but recognize how much we need Him. 

It’s where our relationship with Christ grows.  It’s where we can be still, and know He is God.  And, know that His promises are yes and Amen.  And, know that for every disappointment is an appointment with God.  And, know that He NEVER EVER fails.

        On Christ the solid rock I stand;
        All other ground is sinking sand,
        All other ground is sinking sand.


Filed under disappointment, God Stuff

5 responses to “Bailout plan fails. God doesn’t.


  2. Judy

    Sounds like a good song to me!!!!! Charles Simpson told me once, when he actually came to LGC, YOU HAVE TO TRUST IN GOD, HE WON’T LET YOU TRUST IN ANYONE OR ANYTHING ELSE….and he told me…THOSE WHO SOW WITH TEARS WILL REAP WITH GREAT JOY…so I have hope…but I was really hoping that my stock would buy me a condo in Forida in 5 years… but hey…maybe condo prices will go down and my kids will give me one for my 60th birthday…I know they read this blog faithfully…and who is the guy who said not to worry about Bank of America right here on this blog lol….I have served God for a very long time and I have never seen the righteous forsaken or His seed begging bread….God never fails…

  3. Dusty, this blog brought tears to my eyes, not because I need hope but because i realized as I remind others of hope in our BIG GOD, my faith is strengthened, it is in the ministering, the encouragement, the prayers we pray for others that fall onto us. Does that make sense? I am in constant hope for God to be God in everything, that paret you said: “And, know that for every disappointment is an appointment with God. And, know that He NEVER EVER fails!” that was the heart mover in my life!! thank you for being YOU! MUCH love, Lynn

  4. I think things will get better sooner then what it seems right now. Their are just so many hard working people in this country and I just know we can get through this.

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