Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Where's Your Trust?

As we continue with the decline of the stock market I am so reminded of where my trust lies. I am like everyone else. I don't want all my 401K to go away or shrink down to a tiny amount. But, if I really believe the Lord will not leave me, I cannot get caught up in the angst of the condition of our economy. I don't know why some people have been very financially blessed and others haven't. Some of it is about choices, in my opinion. But there are others that just started at a different place then others and due to many factors, including physical and mental limitations will never be well off financially. The scriptures say that the poor will always be with us. I think our main goal should be to be rich in the things of the Lord. When we trust Him it can take a lot of pressure off our own efforts.

I'm blessed. I have a wonderful family, a job, a car and clothes to wear. I have books to read. I am part of a growing church that encourages and loves. I have the Lord and His promises. I also have my bloggy friends. You guys make a difference in my life.

Where's your trust?

P.S. Nana and Avery at art class. She was 3 and told the art teacher, "I'm an artist!"


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

John and I were just discussing this very thing this morning. I think I'll call him in here to read your post!

Just wanted you to know that my post about "Quirks" is up. :D

Maree said...

What a little doll! She is an artist! That picture is awesome!
You are cute as you can be too!
Nice to have a face with a name.

I come from the "blog world" of adoption since 2 of my children have adopted children. After my daughter talked me into starting my own blog I started looking for bloggers a little more like me and I found your blog and love Leann's blog too!

Barb said...

Hi Nana Trish,

What a sweetpea she is. Ray has been worrying a bit about his 401k and our future. I am leaving it up to God- he sees the big picture.


Sandy said...

Great photo..

In these times, I know more and more that it is imperative that I place my trust on my Creator.

I think the phrase "The party's over" applies for me when I think of the situation facing all of us in the world. I believe I am being urged to choose only that which is true in this world, Goodness, Love, God. That's where my safety lies.

Lavinia said...

What an adorable new banner! You always have the most gorgeous photos for your banners..

I love this post. I was just thinking about this very topic earlier today.

Make your most valuable deposits into the Bank of His Everlasting Love.....for its interest is a thousand percent (or more), there are unlimited withdrawals, never any fees or hidden charges, and best of all, no economic or stock exchange meltdown can ever, ever, ever make you lose any of it---how wonderful is shrinkage in value, ever!

steviewren said...

I love your new banner picture. Isn't it fun to share your love of being creative with Avery? You are so right about being blessed. I am blessed by my children...and by the way there is an important announcement along that frame on my blog tonight.

Strider said...

Timely post Nana. "When we trust Him it can take a lot of pressure off our own efforts"....The only thing I would change on your sentence is that it takes all the pressure off our own efforts....we just have to get use to that idea. Very good my friend.

Barb said...

Hi Nana Trish,

I just read your comment. Bless your heart! Chemo is soooo hard. We are lifting you up in prayer and will continue to. Please let me know how you are doing. Take good, good care of yourself.

Surrounding you with lots of hugs,

Theresa Main-Kyzer said...

Thanks for the reminder, Nana. I have tried not to worry about the economy, my 401K, and other investments. You put me right back on track. God bless you and thanks again.

Pat said...

Hi Tris!
Nice to see your photo!
I was away on vacation and have been trying to catch up all week,a nd blogger was giving me problems a few nights to annoy

I feel as you do -- I have been very blessed by God, but the blessings I cherish the most is my health and the health of my fmaily and my faith. I've lived through tragedies and hard times but faith got me through them. I'm sure we'll be able to get through any hurdle with the Lord's guidance.

Avery is such a cutie!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Pat

Judy said...

This is just the reminder we all need right now...our security does not lie in our nest egg but in God.

Nice I have a face with the name!

drama mama said...

Yay Trish! Look how cute you look!

I am working harder than ever on putting my trust in the Lord. I know he will take care of things. I just need more faith!

Barb said...

I just stopped to say "hi" and to see how you are feeling?

I hope you had a good day my friend.
Praying, praying.

many hugs,

freetobeme - Anita said...

What a precious little girl! And I'm glad to put a picture with your name! I've discovered so many Christian friends through blogging! It's good to remember: God is in control...even when it doesn't look like it!

Betsy said...

Sounds like you have all the things that matter most...and bring true joy! :)

Sandy said...

Where's my trust - in God absolutely.

(and of course, some good common sense)..