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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Only one "sure thing"

Do you ever hear people refer to something as "a sure thing"? People put their faith in everything from their bank account to their investment portfolio to their Las Vegas Real Estate holdings to... (insert whatever here). Often, their faith is misplaced: investments fold, unexpected expenses drain away savings, real estate loses value, and that on which they most counted simply collapses.

When the one thing in which you place your faith gives way, the effects can be devastating. During the stock market crash, many people who lost "everything" committed suicide. Their trust was in their money, and their god failed them. People who idolized a spouse only to find out that spouse was unfaithful have fallen into deep depression. Their trust was in another human, and that human failed them.

You know the old saying that implies that the only thing you can count on is death and taxes. Even that statement is not entirely accurate. Jesus will come back for His children one day, and those who are raptured at that time will never die. I'm glad to say that I know of a person who is more dependable than even death and taxes: God will never leave me or forsake me. No matter how dark the situation or how forbidding the circumstances may seem, God is with me and will never let me go.