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July 5, 2016, 12:00 AM

The Rock

 
By Greg Higgins
 
 
 
It’s Friday morning and I just finished reading reports about the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union. The story has everyone buzzing right now, including the financial market. Stock markets around the world are reacting negatively towards the vote. I’m not sure if this will change or get worse but advisers are speculating on the issue.
 
As I read all of this it made me think about the song we used to sing in children’s church. It simply said, “He’s got the whole world in His hands.” It keeps repeating that line several times. I was also reminded of something I heard someone say before:
 
“Has it ever occurred to you that nothing ever occurs to God?”
 
Seems like a funny little statement/question there but let’s examine it for a second. Nothing takes God by surprise. He didn’t fall off His throne in disbelief when the vote happened. He isn’t sitting up there worried about what’s going on with the financial markets. Not for a second. See, He has the whole world in His hands. He knows what will happen before it happens. That’s why Jesus said not to worry about tomorrow. God is already there.
 
It’s important to remember what the Psalmist said in Psalms 37:25. He reminds us that the righteous have never been forsaken nor God’s children begging for bread. This is important to remember when we hear about the stock market crumbling or financial institutions warning of disaster.
 
This doesn’t just go for the economy, though. This goes for every part of life. He’s not concerned with the next president. He knows who it will be and how they will fit into His plan for the world. This is so important to remember. Why? Because it reminds us as Christians where we need to place our trust. If you’re trust is in the next president of the United States or some financial institution that holds your 
money, then your trust is misplaced and misguided. There’s an old hymn that says this:
 
My hope is built on nothing less
 
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
 
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
 
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
 
On Christ the solid rock I stand,
 
All other ground is sinking sand.
 
All other ground is sinking sand.
 
Where’s your trust? Where’s your faith? Is it on the Rock, or are you sinking because it’s in the sand?
 
 
- Greg

 


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