There are few emotions as unsettling as uncertainty—the dread of the unknown, the fear of what tomorrow may bring. The financial crisis that has engulfed global markets in recent months is generating just this type of anxiety. Humanity seems to stand at a crossroads and the way forward is unclear. We wake up each morning to ever-more-grim realities. And at night, worry keeps us from our rest: Will we keep our job? our house? our retirement fund? What do these dire headlines mean for our children, our parents, our own plans and dreams?
These two complementary assurances—God’s faithfulness, and the faithfulness of His people—give me a wonderful sense of peace.
Jan Paulsen is president of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church.