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.