September 9, 2008
Bad News- Pam and I received bad news from our mortgage lender. We are victims of identity theft.
Oh No!!! I'm going to lose our house, and retirement fund. The thieves will destroy my credit and reputation and everything.
Our first reaction to bad news is always fear, anger or rebellion if not worse. "That's not fair" "I've been a good Christian". "I read the Bible!"
I thought the Bible says "God never sleeps". Well I guess he was watching TV or text messaging someone when my problems hit.
But wait a minute. I'm a pastor. I've got some answers somewhere. I need to apply God's Word and Prayer and Faith.
I'd better get into action and read Ps. 112:7 "He will have no fear of bad news, his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord".
O.K. calm down! I will TRUST. I will be STEADY and HOLD firmly the LORD. I will choose not to FEAR.
Sure enough!! Guess what? It all came out in the local news.The culprit has been apprehended and it appears that none of the 1000's of victims (not just Ron and Pam) have not been robbed after all.
THANK YOU LORD. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! YOU ARE SO GREAT!
~ Pastor Ron