Thursday, October 2, 2008

Faith In The Economy vs. Faith In God

Some people are busy searching for the ever elusive solution: the perfect diet, the right church, the fulfilling job, Mr./Mrs. Right. Most think whatever it is will pull their life together and give them lasting satisfaction.

Could it be that we're looking to the wrong things to make our life right? Jesus told us in John 4:14, "Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life." Isaiah 55:1-2 says, "Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters. Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and delight yourself in abundance."

Have you ever stood in a mall and watched the people looking, longing, desiring, and whipping out that plastic and buying? If we would just come to Him, then we would find that satisfaction we long for.

With the media giving us the gloom and doom reports about the economy and our retirement funds, does it wonder where we've put our faith? Are having faith in the fickle stock market or in God? If your problems and my problems can be fixed with money, then we don't have any real problems, now do we?

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