Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. –Proverbs 3:5-6
Jeff and Liza were four and eight years old when their father died. He had migrated to the United States long before they were born, but he owned an estate of considerable value in Berne, Switzerland.
The two children were required by law to wait until they both reached the age of 21 to claim their inheritance.
At last the big day arrived, and they went to the office of the local attorney to draw up papers. The lawyer assured them everything would be ready the following day. They could come and sign the documents.
The next morning, they arrived at the attorney’s office, only to discover a closed sign on the door. The place looked strangely deserted. They tried several times over the next few days, but no one was in sight.
To their horror, they learned that the attorney had skipped town with their documents, and they never heard from him or saw him again.
They had trusted the professional, only to lose their inheritance.
In the book, The Perils and Parables of Pastor Preechet, the pastor trusted the counselor from the State Employment Office to provide a competent secretary. He trusted the professional and received a grossly unprofessional as a result.
About the time I received a modest inheritance, several friends recommended a stock broker from a reputable company. I took their advice and eventually lost almost everything.
In recent years, I went back to the community where the incident occurred, and several people in the group I was visiting related similar stories. Although the man was not named, it soon became apparent that we were all talking about the same person.
There is one sure place you can put your trust, and we’re not talking dollars and cents here. We’re talking life itself. And that is Jesus Christ.
By placing your trust in Him, He not only frees you up to live life the way you were intended to live it. To receive such life, it is up to you to open the door of your heart and invite Him in. When you do, rest assured, He will come in. And please know, from one who has done this, Jesus never fails!