Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hope in Times of Uncertainty

As I flip the pages of the newspaper each morning, all I see is bad news after bad news in the midst of the current financial crisis. I just called up a fishing buddy back home yesterday to see how he was going. He was thankful enough he still has a job though things are not going well. Apparently the company has been in the red for some months now and if things don't pick up in the next few months, the inevitable will just happen. 

But there is hope in these tough, turbulent and uncertain times. Will I still have a job next week? Next month? Next few months? I don't know. But I do know someone who knows; and who's in control at all times.  

Are you worried and uncertain about the current crisis or any situation for that matter in your life that seem hopeless? Find comfort in these words of a Good Friend:

"Don't worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Life itself is more important than food, and the body more important than clothes. The birds of the air don't sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet God feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than the birds? Who, by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

And why worry about where will you get your clothes? Look at how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet not even King Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and gone tomorrow, will He not much more clothe you? So don't worry about what will you eat, drink or wear coz God knows that you need them. Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Don't worry about tomorrow, coz tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough troubles of its own" 

- Matt 6:25-34


  1. yup! in times like these, only Christ the Solid Rock stands as the surest firm foundation :)

    Hab 3:17-19! though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines... yet i will rejoice in the Lord, i will be joyful in God my Savior!

  2. Great to see a fellow believer who is an angler. Absolutely agree with you that He is the source of our hope.
    had put your blog in favourites. thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures.


  3. Thanks Bryan! Well, like they say....when things look down, look UP! :) Blessings!