Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Run to the secret place

In this day of trials, especially with the problems in our economy, we wonder how we will ever survive. The gas prices are higher than they’ve ever been and groceries are going the same way. We are faced with perhaps the inability to pay our bills, fill our tummy’s, or even save for a rainy day.

Wall Street is having a break down. Banks and mortgage companies are going belly-up. And now the government is asking the taxpayers to fund a proposal of $700 billion dollars to bail out these institutions. If the companies had not been so inept in running the business, we would not be where we are today. Or, if the government had paid attention when congressmen/congresswomen brought the problem with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the forefront, things would be different.

While we, as Christians, are in the public sector as taxpayers, we should not be secular in our thinking. While the secular public is rolling over ideas to ‘fix’ the problem, we Christians should be turning toward our ‘secret place’ in the Lord.

Psalm 91 states it very plain. He is our refuge and fortress and we should put our trust in Him. If we dwell in the ‘secret place’ of the most High we shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. We should not be afraid of the terror that come our way or worry about the problems that now face our nation. We do think about them, rightfully so. But these problems should not be in the forefront of our minds. We should be resting in the promise of God that He will never leave us nor forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5). Sure, we are going through some treacherous times right now and it is upsetting. But we should learn to pray and turn these things over to the Lord who tells us to cast all our cares upon Him. (I Peter 5:7).

2 Chronicles 7:14, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

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Cathy said...

A very encouraging post, Barb. Psalm 91 is filled with promised regarding the security of the godly. Thanks for bringing it to our remembrance.

Barbara said...

Thanks, Cathy. In these terrible times, we do need to realize that we can run to the Lord and He will be our rereward (rear guard). He will look out after His own.

Maxine said...

Barbara, this passage is so perfect. You are so right about everything you said! If you don't mind, I think I'm going to add this post as a link to a short post I made today linking to an article about the financial mess.

And, btw, thanks for your participation in my election series!

Barbara said...

Maxine, I would be happy for you to link to the post.

I was happy to participate in your election series. I wrote a short post, hoping those that haven't been there will be reading them.