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Friday, July 2, 2010

Who or What Can You Trust?

Many economists are saying that we are headed for a double dip recession. I find it interesting that there is no official definition for this term. Most think it means that a second recession follows quickly behind what appears to be a short recovery. So, a double dip recession will mean that the economy will get much worse.

This means that all of the stimulus money did nothing but get us in worse shape. We didn't help businesses and we didn't save jobs. It just means we will be paying back money that didn't do anything at all. We might as well have gone to the race track and gambled it all away.

When will we learn that we can't throw the burden of debt at the feet of rich people? Who will employ people if no one is rich? Who wants to work for someone who may not have the money to pay you? Forcing rich people to pay all the taxes is like killing the goose that laid the golden egg.

We trusted in the politicians who said that we had to have the stimulus money in order to stem the tide of the recession. It didn't work. They promised to get the money to pay for this stimulus from the rich. (Do you remember, "No one who makes less than $250k will pay more taxes"?) So, we can neither trust in the government or the rich to be able to pull us out of this recession.

Why do we keep trusting in manmade solutions? Why do we run from one manmade savior to another?

Because the real solution is life-altering. The real solution is to turn over our lives and our trust to God. It means we won't be able to live like we have. We will put our trust in Him and He will resolve our problems but only after we repent of our sins.

I suppose many people don't believe in this solution. They see God as the deity who put everything in motion and went on a long trip. They believe He doesn't want to be bothered by us. He expects us to work out our problems.

Is this the God of the Old and New Testaments? Does He get involved with His people if they cry out to Him? Yes, He does. He delivers His people when we cry out. He sent His Son when we were helpless. We can trust in Him.

Why? What makes Him Someone we can trust?

He loves us without measure. He knows the correct solution to any problem. He has the strength to solve any problem. Simply put: He can be trusted because of who He is. He does not put out any effort to be Himself.

Yet, people will trust in other things as long as possible.

Isn't it time to trust in Him now?

Psalm 33:16-21 (NKJV)
No king is saved
     by the multitude of an army;
A mighty man is not delivered
     by great strength
A horse is a vain hope for
Neither shall it deliver any by
     its great strength.
Behold, the eye of the LORD is
     on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His
To deliver their soul from
And to keep them alive in
Our soul waits for the LORD;
He is our help and shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in
Because we have trusted in His
     holy name.

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