God’s Provision for Uncertain Times
When an EF-2 tornado hit a small town outside Omaha, the 120-mile winds destroyed the home of Mr. Robin Stoll. He had been working in his shed when he spotted the twister coming across the field. Stoll’s dog ran to take refuge under the porch, but Stoll recalls the tornado “…picked me up and threw me against the tree… so I just held on.” And that tree helped save his life. While the storm ravaged around them, both Stoll and his dog survived with just a few cuts and scrapes.
As you reflect over the past year, you can probably name many unexpected things that blew into your life – perhaps the whirlwind of a diagnosis, the loss of a loved one, financial difficulty, or the global pandemic that affected us all.
When times of crisis and uncertainty hit, it’s important to know we have something strong to hold onto, to protect ourselves and those we love. Psalm 46 says “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” He can be trusted to protect and provide, no matter the stakes. We can also take steps to ensure we’re building a legacy that will last.
An up-to-date will or estate plan is a simple way to create protection and future provision for your loved ones. Plus, when you create a will that aligns with your personal values, you can communicate a legacy of faith, and support the charities you care about.
- Allows you to decide how your estate will be distributed.
- Ensures you’re the one to choose who will take care of your minor children.
- Reduces stress and heartache for loved ones.
- Helps avoid a lengthy probate process.
- Minimizes estate taxes.
- Allows you to make gifts and donations to the people, causes, and organizations close to your heart.
Even though we can’t see what is ahead, the promise of God’s unwavering love stands firm.
Uncertainty never takes Him by surprise.