I read on internet news that Social Security benefits may end in 2016. This is bad news for anyone depending on the government to provide for them. “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” This is from Psalm 34:10. Is this statement true? Can you bet your life on it? Basically, I’m presenting here the contention between the institutions of man and the creator of the universe. Who is more reliable?
I’m going with the creator of the universe. Governments have risen and fallen throughout history, but the sun has risen every day since the beginning of creation. That’s reliable! Are hard times coming? Yes, they are coming. For many, hard times have already arrived. Put your hope in the Lord. God may use a government program to help you or the endless selection of other resources at his disposal. God is infinite and all powerful. The governments of man are not, and they are ultimately in God’s control.
My encouragement today is to not let rumors and predictions upset you. Remember the reassurance of Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path.” Put your trust in the infinite all powerful God who loves you. Nothing else can compare with him.