Thursday, November 13, 2008

Building Your Trust Fund

In light of the recent economic news many of us have been watching the fluctuating stock market. Our leaders in Washington are holding meetings today with business leaders and economic advisers searching for the elusive answers for our stalled economy. Many "change" voters are waiting for Barack Obama to step up to the plate and hit one out of the park.

Our credit markets have stalled because there is so much "bad debt" out there that lending institutions are holding onto their money because they don't know who to trust.

So my friend, how is your trust fund doing? Where have you deposited your hope for your future? Is it in the government bailout? The stock market? Your 401k? Your career or business venture? In capitalism and the free enterprise system? Or is your trust in someone higher?

Recently I have been evaluating my own "trust fund". I realize that I cannot trust in man or the systems of man. There is only one who is worthy of my full trust and that is Jesus Christ. His Word is truth and it cannot fail. There are times, however, when there are certain challenges to this trust. Sometimes the challenges are in the areas of health, or relationships, or even finances. When these challenges hit hard against my "trust fund", I need to take immediate action to secure the trust. I have found that daily deposits of the Word of God insure my "trust fund" will remain strong. These deposits of the Word strengthen my faith and yield great dividends during challenging times. It is also important to state our trust in Him by verbally saying the promises of His word. Praise and worship are key to maintaining our relationship with our Lord and building the trust. Worship strengthens our relationship and builds trust as we come to know Him more intimately. Further, it is important to build relationships with other believers who will add to our trust fund by their testimonies. We also build our trust by giving and acts of faith. Faith pleases God. We must make our trust in Him.

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You;For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psalm 9:10

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

I urge you to build your trust fund today by seeking the Lord. He holds the answers you are looking for and will lead you in the way you should go.

1 comment:

God's Girl said...

Thanks for your great post! How true it is.

May the Lord bless you in special ways in 2009.