The US stock market has been on a dizzying course during the first months of 2016. In fact, the first 10 ten days of trading are the worst start in any year in the history of the stock market. Financial pundits abound making suggestions about which direction the market will head and what will be a surefire investment. This is all sounds comforting but the truth is no one really knows. These predictions are based upon past market behavior or complex algorithms that examine both micro and macroeconomic conditions. And no matter the confidence or track record of the pundit, no one is accurate 100% of the time.
As I perused these articles, I wondered if there is anything that could be labeled as a surefire investment? Don’t limit the choices to stocks and mutual funds. Even people with good intentions, who invest their time in young and bright teens and adults may have their efforts thwarted by a complacent or even rebellious recipient. But there is one surefire investment.
Invest in prayer.
What? What kind of investment is that? But stop and think about it. When we invest in God’s promises, there is a 100% guarantee that your investment will reap benefits, because our time frame is not a few years, seeking a return on our investment, it is eternity.
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations...
Deuteronomy 7:9 (ESV)
A thousand generations! No prayer is ever wasted. God guarantees it! I don’t need any further reassurance!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.