How's This For A Retirement Plan?

even to your old age I am he,
and to gray hairs I will carry you.
I have made, and I will bear;
I will carry and will save

Isaiah 46:4

When I think about investing into a retirement plan, aside from plans and policies, I always seem to forget this one important part: God

I love this verse because it’s saying that whether or not I have money in the bank or not when I retire, God will take care of my needs. God has taken care of me abundantly for twenty something years so far, how can I not trust Him to take care of my needs for the next twenty years of my life?

If I am living by faith now, trusting that God will provide for all my necessities, how is that any different than when I’m sixty? It’s not as if once I retire, I flip the switch of faith off and start living and surviving by my own means.

But no, I am confident that even on my death bed, I will be taken care of, my family will be taken care of, my children will be taken care of. My Father will never abandon us.

I have this romantic scene in my head of how I will look when I’m old and gray: Next to my bed, still asking for daily bread. And even then, I know that God will carry me with his arms. I was in His arms coming into this world, I shall surely leave the same way.


Phillip Chan

Phil has been writing for 10 years. His passion is to grow in his love for Jesus to obey his purposes in our generation.

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