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.

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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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