Support: Whose Hands Are You In?

What’s Your Insurance Support?

Support - An Original Studio 1-37 imageDo you have a good support system? What is your insurance against the slippery sliding problems of life? Tim was a very nervous airline passenger. He began pacing the terminal as bad weather suddenly delayed his flight. As he walked, he came across a life insurance machine. For just $3 he could purchase a $100,000 policy in the unsettling event of an untimely death aboard his flight. He looked out the window at the threatening storm clouds and thought of his family at home. It seemed foolish to not invest in the coverage for the price offered so he inserted his money to complete the purchase. This provided some comfort for him, so he looked for a place to eat deciding on his favorite; Chinese food. It was a relaxing meal until he opened his fortune cookie that read, ”Your recent investment will pay big dividends.”

What dividends will your investment pay? Have you invested in the right things? A prominent insurance company claims you are in good hands with them, but ultimately can they protect your soul? The fears of the things of life and this world can very often create doubt and if we don’t have a good support to catch us we can quickly find ourselves slipping into areas we shouldn’t. But when we invest in the support of God’s unfailing love we can override the evils of life and work our way back to our creator.

Investments

A life with the awesome return investment in Christ is one that allows the ultimate support of being safe in God’s hands. This is a life that is less stressful as we learn to depend more on God and not on ourselves. It is a life of remembering that we are the servant and not the master. A life that knows that we can’t control the world and instead must depend upon Him who does. It is this insurance of unfailing love that we can draw upon for support.

I cried out, ”I am slipping! But your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me, Psalms 94:18 (NLT)

Slipping Without Falling

With God as your support, you can find comfort in knowing that He is waiting to help at your first cry. It is Him that you must cry to when you first begin to slip turning and allowing Him to take over. He stands with His arms open waiting to catch you. It is much easier to depend on your investment in Him because He is fully invested in you with His love. Trying to solve your own issues or messes you get yourself into is not only stressful but fruitless without going to Him first.

Allowing your pride to get in your way or thinking that your investment in God is too small and not big enough to call upon him is wrong thinking. I love the story told by John Maxwell in his book Developing the Leader Within You. A group of tourists visiting a quaint village walked by an old man sitting beside a fence. In a rather patronizing way, one of the tourists asked him, ”Were any great men born in this village?” The old man replied, ”Nope, only babies.”

Unfailing Love for All

Every believer in Christ is at a different stage however, all begin as a baby Christian. But this start in life doesn’t make you less than the more experienced Christian nor or the benefits greater for one than the other. For all Christians are continuing to grow in Christ. So, no matter at what Christian development you are at even when you mess up and try to ignore God’s help He is still waiting to catch and support you when you ask. That is not only a great investment but superb insurance. For once in His hands, He continues to love and support you even if you slip far away.

Invest in your future by crying out to God in all situations. He stands ready to catch and hold you in His hands. Allow your convictions to seal your trust in His ability to solve your problems. Find your motivation in knowing that because of His love He will do what is best for you. Surround yourself in the comfort of knowing whose hands you are in because no matter how much you mess up He is always there for you because of His unfailing love.

Love in Christ,

E.J.

Postscript

Be convinced of God’s unfailing love for then, whether you fail or not, you’ll have the confidence to persevere in life.

Extra Study

Psalm 91, John 3:16, Romans 5:8, 1 John 4: 18 – 19

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