day 3K279: Collapse

“Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.”

It was a long, long four-days from Thursday to Sunday for anyone involved in the innovation economy or small business world as we awaited what would happen with the deposits of Silicon Valley Bank. What a great reminder for all of us that nothing can be taken for granted tot be assured it is “safe” in today’s world.  Sadly, it is very disconcerting that we can’t trust that even a bank is secure, since as we know, there is no place else to store money.  Let’s hope that this is a “blip” and that we don’t see more issues today or this week.  Any kind of collapse of something we deem safe (a bank, a building, a bridge, a relationship) can rattle us, but let’s not let it do so and instead recognize that those things out of our control, are out of our control.

God wants us to bring our anxieties, fears and worries to Him.  When we are tested, like we might be right now, it is when we get a chance to evaluate how well we are turning these things over to Him or instead trying to control them on our own. We know well enough by now that when we take them on ourselves we will stumble and maybe even ourselves collapse.  Our God does not want us to collapse.  That is why He is with us at every step.

Reference: Matthew 7:25 (New Living Translation)