Help in Trouble

When the world comes crashing down in your life you usually have the wonderful blessing of going to your parents and some other influential adults in your life. You have someone to take your problems to. You have a “shoulder to cry on.” What happens though when you grow up and are on your own? You won’t always have your parents. You can’t always talk to anyone about the difficulties and uncertainties you face. What should you do?

The answer is obvious, isn’t it? We automatically remember that God will be our help. Would you just pray, or would you have some verses to help you remember His promises to protect His children. If someone else was going through a hard time, would you be able to comfort them with words from the Bible? Or would you be lost in the Old Testament?

It is no surprise that most of the verses of comfort in the midst of trouble come from Psalms. David had some complicated times in his life. Who was he going to turn to? Well, there were a variety of times he turned to others than God. Sometimes he turned to a city to protect him. Then he prayed to God and God said the city would surely give him over to Saul. Twice David turned to the Philistines, the sworn enemies of God! Continue reading

Children’s Responsibility

Do you ever read the fine print? One of the gravest dangers for anyone is to sign something without reading. This whole housing crisis has a lot to do with people not reading before they sign. Those sneaky contracts can cause a lot of trouble. Here is a sample study about credit card fine print.

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Trouble reading the fine print

33% of consumers can’t read or understand disclosure, or “fine print.”
20% couldn’t find critical terms (important phrases which take away your rights).
44% did not know the APR (annual percentage rate) on their cards.
20% didn’t know their credit limit.
70% were unaware of “universal default” policies.
Source: Braun Research, 2006 [www.bankrate.com]

Usually when you sign a credit card you have agreed to giving up so many rights and they’ll rob you blind!
The good thing about God is He doesn’t use fine print! Continue reading

Eternal Life

“In the last century, an American tourist paid a visit to a renowned Polish rabbi, Hofetz Chaim. He was astonished to see that the rabbi’s home was only a simple room filled with books, plus a table and a cot. The tourist asked, ‘Rabbi, where is your furniture?’ Hofetz Chaim replied, ‘Where is yours?’The puzzled American asked, ‘Mine? But I’m only a visitor here. I’m only passing through.’ The rabbi replied, ‘So am I.'”*

One day death will knock and what will be our direction? Will you be caught by surprise or will you know your direction. Read the last words of some who were not prepared. Continue reading