From Trust to Statistics?

Over the past year I have invested in multiple investment products and have seen volatility that has not been seen over years. It is easy to count assets in terms of financial value and net worth. There are times God blesses us with financial assets, there are times He chooses to bless us with other assets. Irrespective of what we possess or do not possess, the bottomline and the question I keep asking myself is “where does our security lie”?

David, in his youth, when he was just a shepherd boy, fully believed the strength of God was more powerful than the giant Goliath and the entire army. It was his trust that led him to defeat Goliath and lead the Israelite army to defeat the Philistine army. When he was established as King and owned the kingdom, he was tempted to take a statistics on his assets. Though dissuaded he went ahead and realizes his folly and confesses to God, “I have sinned badly in what I have just done, substituting statistics for trust; forgive my sin – I have been really stupid.” God punishes him and as a result 70,000 of his people die.

While we may enjoy a number of blessings, we need to remember, we may lose them at any time, so it is better not to hold on too tight. What we do need to have a firm grip on, however, is our trust in the one stable, unchanging God. When we switch our security positions from trusting God to statistics, we are in big trouble.

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19

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